Latest Industry Gigs: Audible Magic, BMG, Sony Music UK, LiveXLive, UMG and More

Latest Industry Gigs: Audible Magic, BMG, Sony Music UK, LiveXLive, UMG and More

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

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Audible Magic announced that it has hired David King as strategic advisor, J. Gibson as senior director of content operations and rights administrations and Kuni Takahashi as vice president of account services and sales.

BMG has hired John Clifford as head of its worldwide production music business.

Sony Music UK announced that it has promoted Adam Cardew to a newly created position of vice president of podcasting and creative strategy.

LiveXLive Media announced that it has hired industry veteran Garrett English as its chief creative officer.

Universal Music Canada (UMC) has appointed Ryan “Shep” Shepard as its new senior director of national promotion.

Republic Records has hired Chris Blackwell as a senior vice president of creative content and development.

UMG’s television production company Eagle Rock Entertainment announced that it has hired Alice Webb as its new chief executive.

WMG announced that it has hired Clare McConnell to a newly created role of senior privacy counsel.

Roc Nation has promoted Desiree Perez to CEO while former CEO Jay Brown becomes vice chairman.

Amazon Music announced it has hired Rocío Guerrero for its newly created position of global head of Latin music.

As previously reported, Neil Jacobson, who is the president of Geffen Records, will be leaving the company at the end of the year.

Mixhalo has hired Thomas Meyer as its head of music industry business development and partnerships.

Collective Artist Management (CAM) announced that it hired industry professional Neil Vance as a manager.

Gibson has hired Sergio Villanueva as its head of custom shop.

Circle has hired Geoff DeFrance as senior vice president of digital, Evan Haiman as senior vice president of content and Teresa George as vice president of strategic partnerships.