Latest Music Industry Gigs: Capitol, Warner Chappell Music France, Ticketmaster, Tencent, Tuned Global, More

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Capitol Music Group Chairman and CEO Steve Barnett, who will retire at 2020’s end.

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

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Capitol Music Group

Capitol Music Group (CMG) Chairman and CEO Steve Barnett is set to retire at 2020’s end, concluding a 50-year-long music industry career that began at the Bron Agency in London in 1970.

Jeff Vaughn, Capitol Records’ president, will become CMG’s chairman and CEO in 2021, while Michelle Jubelirer will assume the role of president and maintain her current position as CMG COO.

Tuned Global

Tuned Global has hired former AmpliFIND CEO Andrew Stess to serve as head of sales and business development in the United States.

Warner Chappell Music France

Caroline Molko, who has served as managing director at Warner Chappell Music France for 18 years, will be succeeded by five-year head of A&R Matthieu Tessier on January 5th.


Ticketmaster has promoted three team members. First, Marla Ostroff, who’s been part of the company for more than three decades, will become managing director of Ticketmaster North America.

Next, Trevor Allin will remain managing director of Ticketmaster Canada while serving as executive vice president of business and commercial operations in North America.

Lastly, Maura Gibson, a 23-year veteran of Live Nation and its Ticketmaster and Front Gate Tickets subsidiaries, has been promoted to executive vice president of client solutions and strategy for Ticketmaster North America.

Tencent Music

Tencent Music has appointed Television Broadcasts Limited CFO Adrian Yau Kee Mak to its board, where he will serve on the Audit Committee.


Interscope Geffen A&M has promoted Nicole Wyskoarko, who joined the company in 2018 as executive vice president of urban operations, to executive vice president and co-head of A&R. She will serve alongside Sam Riback, who has been Interscope’s head of A&R since 2016.


Sony/ATV has promoted 13-year higher-up John Pires to executive vice president of global business development.

YMU Group

YMU Group CEO Neil Rodford is preparing to step down at 2020’s end, after two decades on the job, to become chairman of the talent agency’s YMU Ventures subsidiary. Mary Bekhait, currently YMU’s UK CEO, will begin as CEO of the main division in the new year.