Here’s a recap of recent executive shuffles — including both hirings and in-house promotions — from across the music industry.
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10-year Warner Music veteran Dallas Martin has been appointed to president of Asylum Records – a role he’ll fill while remaining executive vice president of A&R at Atlantic Records.
Warner Chappell Music
Warner Chappell has promoted Natalie Madaj, who joined the company in 2018, to senior vice president of digital licensing for the Americas. Additionally, four-year Warner Chappell higher-up Daniel Lang is now vice president of digital licensing for Europe, the Middle East, India, and Africa (EMEIA).
Walt Disney Music
Tom MacDougall, who joined Disney 28 years ago, has become president of Walt Disney Music.
Black River Entertainment
Black River has promoted Nikki Abbamont to associate director of project management and named Ainsley Barry social media coordinator. Plus, Megan Hazeltine, who Black River hired last year, is now the Nashville-based indie label’s marketing coordinator.
Concord has promoted chief revenue officer Victor Zaraya to chief operating officer and named former Warner Music Group higher-up Ruth Martinez chief people officer.
TuneCore has hired former Kobalt Music Group marketing exec Gareth Mellor to head its UK division. (Believe Digital, TuneCore’s parent company, is reportedly weighing the prospect of a $2.4 billion IPO.)
PRS for Music
Singer-songwriter Michelle Escoffery has been tapped to fill the newly created role of president of the PRS Members’ Council.
Sony/ATV Music Publishing
Sony/ATV has promoted 30-year music industry vet Audrey J. Ashby to senior vice president of business affairs and catalog.