Sony/ATV makes a new appointment
Shawn Holiday will serve as Head of Urban Music. Based in Los Angeles, he’ll oversee the company’s urban music operations. Holiday will report to Danny Strick and Rick Krim, Co-Presidents.
Entercom makes a key appointment in Dallas.
Mary Rogers will serve as Vice President and Director of Sales at Entercom Dallas, effective January 28th. She previously served as Director of Sales at Cox Media Group in San Antonio.
Banc of California Stadium poaches a top exec from SMG and makes a new hire.
Steve Tadlock will serve as Executive Vice President and General Manager at Banc of California Stadium. He most recently served as Regional Vice President of Stadiums, Arenas, and Theaters at SMG.
Jill Przelenski will serve as Vice President of Special Event Sales. She’ll report to Ryan Northcott, Senior Vice President of Booking.
The Artist Cooperative loses a top executive.
After four years, Shanna Fischer has resigned from The Artist Cooperative, per All Access. She’ll focus on other business opportunities, including influencer marketing and consulting projects.
A BASCA consultant leaves the organization.
In an email, Tina Hart, a Communications and Editorial Consultant at BASCA, confirmed she will no longer work at the organization. Her future projects remain unknown.
CMG promotes a top exec.
Jeremy Vuernick will now serve as Vice President of A&R at Universal’s Capitol Music Group (CMG). He’ll sign and develop artists for the company and oversee recording projects. Vuernick will report to Michelle Jubelirer and Ashley Newton, COO and President, respectively.
Canopy poaches a Spotify executive and a New York Times journalist.
Matt Ogle, Spotify’s Product Director, and Bassey Etim, a journalist, will now serve at Canopy, a music discovery startup, per MBW. Based in Brooklyn, they’ll focus on developing a new technical architecture protecting data and delivering a personalized content experience.
SoundExchange names a new top officer.
Helaine S. Klasky will serve as Chief Communications Officer at SoundExchange. She’ll oversee the company’s global communications, industry relations, and public policy teams.
A2IM renews its top boss’ contract, confirms a new hire, and unveils a slew of promotions.
The American Association of Independent Music (A2IM) has renewed CEO Richard James Burgess’ contract.
In addition, Andrea Pagnanelli will serve as General Manager.
Patrick Ferrell will now serve as Head of Label Relations.
Lisa Hresko will now serve as Senior Director of Associate Member Services and International Relations.
Sheryl Cohen will now serve as Senior Director of Culture and Oversight.
Courtnay Newman will serve as Manager of Member Services and Partnerships.
ASCAP makes a top appointment.
Nicole Carbone-Rogers will serve as Senior Vice President and Head of Events at ASCAP effective February 11th. She’ll be responsible for the organization’s awards shows and other key events.
Interscope poaches an executive from Columbia.
Caroline ‘Baroline’ Diaz will serve as Senior Director of A&R at Interscope Records and will report to Nicole Wyskoarko, A&M Executive Vice President of Urban. She previously served at Columbia and at Def Jam Recordings.
Warner Bros. Records poaches an exec from Concord Music, makes two new hires for its publicity team, and makes a key hire.
Michele Nadelman will serve as Chief Financial Officer at Warner Bros. Records. She joins from Concord Music, where she served as CFO of Recorded Music and Senior Vice President of Finance for Concord Music Corporate.
Aishah White will serve as Senior Vice President.
Yashar Zadeh will serve as Vice President.
Both White and Zadeh will report to Laura Swanson, Executive Vice President of Media and Strategic Development.
Music lawyer Julian Petty will serve as Executive Vice President and Head of Business & Legal Affairs. He joins from Nixon Peabody LLP, a law firm.
Another executive leaves Snap.
Snap’s Chief Financial Officer Tim Stone will leave the company after eight months. His final day at the company has not yet been announced.
Vevo confirms two promotions.
JP Evangelista will now serve as Senior Vice President of Content Programming and Marketing at Vevo. He’ll guide the company’s strategy around official music video releases and original content creation as well as global programming, editorial, and marketing.
Kevin McGurn will now serve as President of Sales and Distribution. He previously served as Chief Sales Officer.
Health reasons force an ESNS executive to step down.
Peter Smidt will step down as Creative Director at Eurosonic Noorderslag (ESNS), citing health issues. He will remain at the company as an advisor.
Fortitude Music Hall confirms a new appointment.
Mark Gibbons will serve as Head of Booking at the Fortitude Music Hall in Brisbane. He’ll oversee booking at the Live Nation-owned 3,300-capacity venue.
BMG ups a top exec.
Patrick Joest will serve as Executive Vice President of Global Partnerships and Synch. Based at the company’s head office in Berlin, he’ll report to CEO Hartwig Masuch.
LiveXLive makes a new appointment to its board.
LiveXLive Media has appointed Ramin Arani to its Board of Directors. He is a 26-year veteran of Fidelity Investments.
Dubai Arena loses a top executive.
Thomas Ovesen, Vice President of Programming at the Dubai Arena project, will leave the venue ahead of its opening. He’ll return to “promoting independently.”
The Hollywood Reporter-Billboard Media Group hit with sizable layoffs.
22 people have lost their jobs as a result of “ongoing reorganization” at The Hollywood Reporter-Billboard Media Group.
Dana Miller, the media group’s Chief Marketing Officer, will no longer work at the company. She had overseen both the show trade and music trade publications. Her dismissal comes amidst a busy awards season at The Hollywood Reporter.
Jayme Klock, Managing Editor for Billboard’s magazine, will no longer work at the media group as well. Five departments lost multiple employees in an “ongoing reorganization,” claimed one source.
THR-Billboard’s editorial staff remains unaffected.
Audio Networks adds a new executive.
Andy Williams will serve as Global Commercial Director at Audio Network, per MBW. He’ll oversee a large sales team responsible for the development and execution of global commercial and operational service strategies. Williams will report to CEO Robb Smith.
CMA reveals three new hires.
Emily Arvanitis will serve as Live Events Coordinator at the Country Music Association (CMA).
Michelle Kirk will serve as Director of Integrated Marketing.
Megan Sykes will serve as Director of Sales Development and Strategy.
BBRMG adds two new executives.
Stan Marczweski will serve as Director of National Promotion at BBR Music Group (BBRMG) label imprint Stoney Creek Records.
Stefani Waters will serve as Director of Southeast Regional Promotion at the label imprint.
The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame makes two new hires.
Dawn Wayt will serve as Vice President of Marketing and Sales at The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame effective January 28th, per Billboard.
Nwaka Onwusa will serve as Director of Curatorial Affairs.
Emmis promotes a top exec.
Bethany Kent will now serve as Director of Marketing and Events at Emmis New York. She’ll run the Marketing, Promotions, and Events Department. Kent will also serve as Day-to-Day Marketing and Events Manager at Hot 97.
Island Records ups an executive.
Ayelet Schiffman will now serve as Senior Vice President and Head of Promotion at Island Records. She’ll report directly to COO Eric Wong.
Launching a Latin music division, Craft Recordings expands its staff.
Craft Recordings has launched a Latin music division.
Bruce McIntosh will oversee Craft Recordings Latino as Vice President of Latin catalog.
Craig Hammond will serve as Vice President of Commercial Development.
Laura Saez will serve as Vice President of Content Development and Strategy.
Hammon and Saez will serve out of the company’s Beverly Hills headquarters and will report to label President Sig Sigworth.
Warner/Chappell has new co-chairs.
Former Sony/ATV Music Publishing executive Guy Moot will serve as Co-Chair and CEO at Warner/Chappell. He’ll run the company alongside COO Carianne Marshall, who will also serve as Co-Chair. Moot replaces Jon Platt. Martin Bandier, the current CEO, will leave in March once his contract expires.
Jam Productions co-founder will step down.
Arny Granat, Co-Founder of Jam Productions Ltd., will leave the company after four decades. Jerry Mickelson, also a Co-Founder, will continue to oversee the company.
YouTube makes a new hire.
Kurt Patat will serve as Global Head of Consumer and Entertainment Communications at YouTube. He’ll oversee consumer, music, creator, and YouTube Originals communications teams.
Republic Records ups two top execs.
Jonathan Briggs will now serve as Vice President of Commerce, Streaming, and Digital Strategy. He’ll work out of the Santa Monica office.
Joseph Carozza will now serve as Executive Vice President of Media & Artist Relations. He’ll work out of the company’s New York headquarters.
Expanding to New York, SAS adds a new top exec.
Brady Willis will serve as Creative Manager of Business Development at Score a Score New York (SAS NY). The company assists in licensing, original music, and music supervision.
UMG expands its staff in Asia.
Universal Music Group (UMG) has expanded its staff in China and Asia.
Aaron Wang will serve as Chief Financial Officer for Greater China. The former Sony Pictures Entertainment executive will oversee all financial operations in the region.
Tracy Mu will serve as Finance Director at Universal Music China. She’ll report to Wang and Garand Wu, the label’s Managing Director.
Yvonne Yuen will now serve as Senior Vice President of Marketing for Greater China. Based in Hong Kong, she previously served as Senior Vice President of International Marketing at UMG in South East Asia.
Elvin Eng will now serve as Chief Financial Officer at UMG for the South East Asia region. Based in Singapore, he’ll oversee the finance operations and strategy for South East Asian markets, including Korea.
In a newly created position, Ang Kwee Tiang will serve as Senior Vice President of Asia Public Policy. He joins from IFPI, where he served as Regional Director of Asia Pacific.
DAZN poaches an Apple exec.
Ben King will serve as Senior Vice President of Global Distribution and Business Development at DAZN, a streaming service, next month. He previously served as Commercial Director for International Services at Apple.
Music Sales Corp. makes a new hire.
Jeffrey Duncan as Executive Vice President at Music Sales Corp. Based in Santa Monica, he’ll manage all aspects of the company’s West Coast operations.
iHeartMedia poaches a top exec from Vox Media.
Hetal Patel will serve as Executive Vice President of SmartAudio Intelligence Insights at iHeartMedia. She most recently served as Head of Sales Research & Insights at Vox Media.
Mitch Schneider loses a top executive.
Mike Gowen, Publicist and Account Executive at The Mitch Schneider Organization, has left the company. He launched his own company, Milestone Publicity.
Mouvement adds a new partner.
Todd ‘Morty’ Perry will now serve as Partner and Head of A&R at Mouvement, a management firm, per Billboard. He brings two clients – producer Laney Stewart and BlumBros.
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