Latest Industry Gigs: Concord, Oak View Group, Library of Congress, Townsend, Apple and More

Latest Industry Gigs: Concord, Oak View Group, Library of Congress, Townsend, Apple 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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Concord has announced that Glen Barros, who is the company’s chief operating officer, will be leaving at the end of the year so that he can start a new business called Exceleration Music.

The Oak View Group announced that it hired John Bolton to run a new arena at Agua Caliente in Palm Springs, California. He will also become a senior vice president of entertainment and general manager.

The Library of Congress has named Maria Strong as its acting register of copyrights and the director of the U.S. Copyright Office. She will succeed Karyn Temple, who will be leaving at the beginning of next year.

Townsend Music has hired Ben James, who previously was head of acquisitions at PledgeMusic, as its new business manager.

Apple announced that it hired Zach Kahn to run public relations for its podcasting business. He will begin in January and will report to Tom Neumayr, who is the company’s senior director of communications.

AEG European Festivals announced the hiring of Clare Lusher for its newly created role of marketing and brand director.

Warner Chappell Music is promoting Claire McAuley to the position of senior vice president of global administration.

The Country Music Association (CMA) has hired Sarah Abell as its operations manager and Leslie London as a senior staff accountant.

Pioneer DJ announced that it had hired industry veteran Drew Bach to its product planning team as its manager.

PPL and PRS for Music have announced that they have named Andrea Gray as the managing director of PPL PRS Ltd.

Warner Music UK announced that they have promoted Briony Turner and Ed Howard to co-presidents of Atlantic Records UK.

AMPED has named Jocelynn Pryor as its vice president of marketing.