The Latest Music Industry Gigs: Spotify, SiriusXM, Pacific Content, MTSU, Warner Chappell Music

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Sony/ATV’s Adrian Nunez

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

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Spotify announced that its chief financial officer Barry McCarthy would be leaving the company. McCarthy is credited with taking Spotify public through a direct listing instead of an IPO, which was a novel approach at the time and highly successful.

SiriusXM is tapping Ross Zapin to lead its Hollywood studios operation and Jared Fox and Jeff Zuchowski to lead its talent and industry relations for not only SiriusXM but also Pandora. The three will report to company president Scott Greenstein.

Pacific Content has hired Jonas Woost. He will act as the company’s director of business development, where he will be responsible for building the company’s roster of customers and podcasts. He once served as head of music for Last.fm.

Sony/ATV Music Publishing has named Adrian Nunez as Vice President, Creative A&R, reporting  into Danny Strick, Head of U.S. Creative.  Among other areas of focus, the NY-based Nunez will scout and sign songwriters.

Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) has named Beverly Keel, who is the chairperson of its Department of Recording Industry, as the dean of the College of Media and Entertainment. She is taking over for Ken Paulson at the beginning of the year.

Allison Hamamura has been tapped as General Manager, West Coast at Anthem Entertainment, while also heading Anthem Records.  The LA-based Hamamura will report into Anthem Entertainment CEO Helen Murphy.

Warner Chappell Music announced that Steve Clark, who is the company’s executive vice president of global operations, will be stepping down from his role at the end of this year. He joined the company back in 1998 as head of copyright.

The American Music Rights Association (AMRA) has hired Robin Davies as its head of international and GM. In this newly created role, Davies will report to Tomas Ericsson, who is the organization’s CEO.