The Latest Music Industry Gigs: DAX, Sony, Caroline, Alamo, Paradigm, Katz, AccuRadio, WME, More

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Alamo Records’ Tiara Hargrave

Here’s a recap of recent executive shuffles — including both hirings and in-house promotions — from across the music industry.

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Audio advertising platform DAX has just poached SoundCloud’s Head of Global Sales and Partnerships Chris Blackburn as its US-based EVP for Sales and Business Development.

Sony Music Entertainment has promoted Per Hauber and Mark Cavell to top roles running various businesses, including jazz, classical, non-traditional contemporary music and Broadway. While Hauber will be based in Berlin and become president of Sony Classical, Cavell will become president of Sony Masterworks and be located in New York.

Leif O. Ribe has been slotted as General Manager for Warner Music’s Norwegian office.

Caroline, the independent distribution and label services subsidiary of Universal Music, announced the hiring of Alisa Applegate as Vice President of Promotion. Applegate will report to Marni Halpern, who is the company’s Senior Vice President of Promotion, and she will be working in the company’s Los Angeles office.

Elsewhere, Alamo Records has just slotted Tiara Hargrave as its Executive Vice President/General Manager.

Talent agency Paradigm announced the hiring of Pam Klier as an agent with responsibilities in the firm’s comedy touring department. Klier will work out of the company’s Chicago office and will report to William Rodriguez, who runs the company’s comedy touring department.

Symphonic Distribution has just announced that Brandon Hixon will head up its newly-created Black Music Division.

Katz Media announced 3 promotions: Noel Goldman, Casey Meyers and Cortney Matern have all been promoted to senior vice president, regional director in separate but unnamed geographical areas. Also promoted was Emily Loudon to digital business operations lead for Katz Digital.

AccuRadio announced that they have hired former NextRadio senior vice president of product Ben Husmann, who led both engineering and product teams, as its chief operating officer. His responsibilities will include upgrading the company’s services so that it can better serve additional customers and become better optimized for various digital technologies.

BMI announced that Doreen Ringer-Ross has been promoted to vice president of creative relations, which is a new position at the company. She will continue to be the company’s liaison with television and film composers. The company further announced that Natalie Baartz would be taking Ringer-Ross’s old position of vice president of of creative for film.

Jann Wenner, who is the co-founder and publisher of Rolling Stone magazine, announced that he would be leaving his role as the chairman of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation at the beginning of next year. John Sykes, who is an executive at iHeartMedia and one of the co-founders of MTV, will take his place.

Talent agency WME announced that Travis Wolfe has joined the firm as an agent based in Nashville, after leaving a role with similar responsibilities at APA. His focus will be booking corporate and private events for the company’s comedy and country clients.