Here’s a wrap on the latest music industry hirings, firings, retirings, and promotions.
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Prager Metis — Christopher Curry
Christopher Curry has joined Prager Metis CPAs as its newest Director in the Business Management Group. He will be based out of Praeger Metis’ Woodland Hills, CA office.
Sony/ATV — Several New Promotions & Hires
Sony/ATV Music Publishing has announced several new promotions and hires in its legal and business affairs department in the UK.
Andrew Spence – Promoted to VP, Head of Legal & Business Affairs
Penny Duncanson – Promoted to Director, Contract Administration
Andy Dowie – Promoted to Senior Business Affairs Manager
Safra Deen Farook – Promoted to Business Affairs Manager
Jack Robson – Hired as Business Affairs Manager
UK Music Publishers Association — Roberto Neri
Roberto Neri (pictured above) has been named the chairman of the UK-based trade organization Music Publishers Association. He will replace outgoing chair Jackie Alway.
Concord — Fred Gilliham
Fred Gilliham will head up the new recorded music operation at Concord in the UK. Gilliham previously served over ten years at Universal Music as VP, International Marketing.
Audoo — Nigel Elderton
PRS for Music Chairman Nigel Elterdon has joined the board of directors at Audoo. The British music technology company is focused on equitable music royalty distribution.
iHeartMedia — New Hires
iHeartMedia announced that DJ Amen has been named Music Director for REAL 92.3. He will be in charge of the station’s day-to-day operations and music programming.
iHeartMedia also announced that Chris Williams has signed a four-year contract extension as Chief Product Officer. Williams oversees digital programming initiatives, product marketing, and product strategies.
Spotify — Cameron Farrelly
Spotify has just hired former VICE Media exec Cameron Farrelly as Global Creative Director. The NY-based Farrelly will lead artist and broader platform marketing efforts, including those involving original IP like podcasts.
Three Six Zero Records – DJ Pete Tong
DJ Pete Tong has joined Three Six Zero Recordings as president. Tong will oversee the recorded music division at the label. The label is a joint venture between Sony Music and Three Six Zero.