Several new hirings, promotions, and other job placements have been announced over the past few days. Here’s a quick run-down of everyone that’s moving up or coming on board.
Ziggy Chareton — Senior Vice President, Head of A&R for Island Records
Ziggy Chareton moves up to SVP after signing Shawn Mendes in 2014. He’ll be based in New York and will be responsible for all A&R activities for the label, reporting to president Darcus Beese.
Eliah Seton — President of Independent Music & Creator Services for Warner Music Group
Warner Music Group promoted Eliah Seton from president of the Alternative Distribution Alliance (ADA) worldwide to his new position. He also oversees WMG’s Arts Music division.
Alejandro Duque — Managing Director of Universal Music Latino, Machete and Capital Latin
Alejandro Duque will oversee all projects, signings, A&R, and the marketing for latino, Machete and Capital Latin. He will report directly to Victor Gonzalez, president of Universal Music Latin Entertainment.
Lauren Schneider — Executive Vice President, Strategic Media Relations
Island Records announced Lauren Schneider’s promotion to EVP of Strategic Media relations yesterday. She reports directly to Island’s COO Eric Wong and will lead media and publicity initiatives for the label.
Brooke Ivey — Agent at APA Nashville
Brooke Ivey has been promoted to the role of Agent at APA Nashville. She will focus on the whole APA roster. Her main focus will be corporate, special and private events, and non-traditional ticketed shows.
Amir Abbassy — Head of Content Development & Production, Empire
Empire has announced that Amir will be responsible for content creation to highlight the company’s artists and engage with youth music culture.
Peter Kadin — VP of Marketing, Empire
Peter Kadin will be responsible for the marketing and public relations campaigns for Empire’s artists.
Scott Cohen — The Orchard Co-Founder Retiring
Scott Cohen has announced that he is retiring from The Orchard after 22 years. He helped co-found the company in 1997; the company is now under Sony Music Entertainment’s umbrella.
Tarek Mounir — Deezer CEO of the MENA and Turkey Region
Deezer has announced Tarek Mounir will be the new CEO for the MENA and Turkey region. He will be responsible for growing Deezer’s B2B, advertising, and marketing in the region.
David Hazan — Midem’s Head of North America
MIDEM has announced David Hazan as their new Head of North America. He will lead outreach efforts in the region to further bolster the annual music industry conference in Cannes.
Niklas Twetman — Marketing Director, Warner Music Sweden
Warner Music Sweden announced that Niklas Twetman will serve as the company’s new marketing director. He will be based in Stockholm and will be based in Stockholm. He joined the company from Universal Music Group.
Michelle Fantus — ONErpm Vice President of A&R
ONErpm announced Michelle Fantus to help develop its roster as vice president of A&R. Fantus will be responsible for signing new clients, handling artist relations, and overseeing release strategies in the company’s New York City office.
Daniel Petruzzi — Mixcloud Vice President of Partnerships
Mixcloud has announced it has hired Daniel Petruzzi as VP of Partnerships. He will be responsible for growing Mixcloud’s US creator community and promoting Mixcloud Select. Petruzzi will also drive the London-based company’s US expansion.
Carletta Higginson — Director, Global Head of Music Publishing for YouTube
Higginson has been promoted from her previous role of Music Publishing in North America to Global Head of Music Publishing. She joined Google in 2013 as manager of music partnerships.
Elsa Vivero — Executive Vice President of Global Digital Account Management for WMG
Vivero was promoted to her new position for Warner Music Group’s artist and label services division WEA. She will report to WEA president Tony Harlow in New York. She will work closely with digital partners to enhance WMG artists and labels through strategic planning.