Here’s a recap of recent executive shuffles — including both hirings and in-house promotions — from across the music industry.
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Jim Meyer, who has served as SiriusXM’s CEO since 2012, is set to retire on December 31st, 2020, at which point President of Sales, Marketing, and Operations Jennifer Witz will begin leading the satellite radio giant. The appointment of Witz, an 18-year company exec, received the unanimous approval of the board of directors.
Additionally, SiriusXM has hired AMC Networks CFO Sean Sullivan to serve as its chief financial officer. Though the previous SiriusXM CFO, David Frear, has left the company “effective immediately,” Sullivan is expected to stay on with AMC “through mid-October.”
Lastly, Meyer will remain part of the SiriusXM board of directors, serving as vice chairman.
YMU Group has named Bone Soda founder Truce senior manager.
Concord Music Group
Concord has named COO Jim Selby chief publishing executive (CPE), a role he will assume on January 1st, 2021. The existing CPE (and Concord co-founder), Jake Wisely, will join Concord’s board in addition to maintaining an “advisory role” concerning the publishing division’s day-to-day operations.
Warner Chappell Music
Warner Chappell Music has promoted BMI veteran Shani Gonzales to managing director of its UK operations.
BMG has promoted nine-year executive Allegra Willis Knerr to vice president of sync licensing.
Nashville Public Radio
Nashville Public Radio has tapped Jason Moon Wilkins to serve as the program director of its upcoming music-discovery station.
iHeartMedia Chicago has hired radio veteran Angi Taylor to host a morning program on ROCK 95 FIVE beginning later this fall.
Phonographic Performance Limited (PPL)
The PPL has added two members to its board of directors: Demon Music Group’s Soriya Clayton and Warner Music UK’s Charlotte Saxe. Additionally, VP Records’ Joy Ellington has been reelected to the board.
Warner Music Group (WMG)/Alternative Distribution Alliance (ADA)
WMG-owned Alternative Distribution Alliance (ADA) has opened its Asian headquarters in Singapore, with former Spotify and Sony Music exec Chee Meng Tan leading the division.
The MIC Coalition
The MIC Coalition has added three new organizations – the International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE), Meeting Professionals International (MPI), and the Society of Independent Show Organizers (SISO) – to its ranks.