Music Industry Hires: Pulse, Tuned Global, Apple Music, Sony Music, More…

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Mario Forsyth, Tuned Global’s new head of business development for Europe.

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

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Pulse Music Group

Pulse Music Group has promoted five-year company veteran Ashley Calhoun to SVP and head of creative, while seven-year Pulse employee Maria Egan has departed from the latter role.

Tuned Global

Tuned Global has hired former 7digital team member Mario Forsyth to lead its business development efforts in Europe.  The move comes as Tuned Global has been expanding its European client; Forsyth will be based in London.

Atlantic Records UK

Former Apple Music UK editorial head Austin Daboh has joined Atlantic Records UK, where he will serve as executive vice president.  Daboh will be responsible for signing and developing domestic British artists, while coordinating with the US-based Atlantic Records to grow the label’s black music roster in the UK.  Prior to his stint at Apple Music, Daboh was handling editorial at Spotify UK.

Apple Music UK

Apple Music UK has tapped head of artist relations Ryan Newman to fill the executive editorial role previously held by Austin Daboh.


ViacomCBS has promoted longtime MTV Europe Music Awards executive producer Bruce Gillmer to president of music, music talent, programming, and events at ViacomCBS Media Networks.

Sony Music Turkey

Sony Music Turkey has hired 20-year music-industry veteran Özden Bora to serve as managing director.

Universal Music Greater China

Universal Music Greater China has named former 20th Century Fox Film exec Nan Jin head of communications.