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Association of Independent Music (AIM)

AIM has announced it has appointed a new chair, Peter Quicke.  Quicke, the managing director of Ninja Tune, replaces Tim Dellow of Transgressive.  The board appointment rotates annually, though Dellow served two years at special request of the board.


Downtown Music Publishing and Songtrust’s parent company Downtown has expanded its team with new hires and promotions. Dan Bettes has been promoted to Vice President of Finance while Eugenia Beltran moves to Director of US Accounting Operations and Treasury.

Downtown also brought on two new hires with Rebecca Davies Cooke as International Accounting Manager and Dan Bechhofer as Senior Accountant.

Warner/Chappell Music

WCM has appointed Ashley Winton as Senior Vice President of Creative Services. Winton is based in New York and will be reporting directly to Carianne Marshall. Winton will oversee the Warner/Chappell Production Music division, which focuses on music for TV shows, films, and other media.

Curb Records

Curb Records has announced that Laurel Kittleson has joined the label as Vice President of Artist Development & A&R. Kittleson previously served as A&R Director at Big Machine Label Group.  Kittleson will report to CEO Jim Ed Norman and Senior VP Ryan Dokke.


Former Microsoft Corporate Vice President Sam Jadallah is joining Apple to lead the Home products category.  Apple has not officially made the announcement but Jadallah updated his LinkedIn profile to read “Working on Home at Apple.”

Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA)

The ARIA has announced four new directors to the board.  The new directors include:

  • Libby Blakey

    – Business Affair Director at Warner Music Australia

  • Karen Don

    – Senior Vice President, Legal and Business Affairs at Universal Music Australia

  • Sophie McArthur

    – General Manager, Digital & Business Development Sony Music Entertainment Australia

  • Natalie Waller

    – Head of ABC Music & Events

Music Gateway

UK-based B2B A&R platform Music Gateway has announced Sophie Small as its new COO.  Small joined the company as an intern in 2014 before being promoted through the ranks to Marketing Manager in 2015.

She moved up to Head of Operations in 2016.


Eva Wagner is joining Marauder after founding Northerly Agency.  Wagner will be assuming the newly-created role of Creative Marketing Specialist.  Her duties will include building relationships between Marauder’s clientele in the North American market.