Music Industry Hires: Warner Music, RCA, Spotify, More

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Alen Torosyan, WMG’s new vice president of operations for emerging markets. Photo Credit: Warner Music Group

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

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Warner Music Group

WMG has tapped Alen Torosyan, who accepted a full-time role with the company in 2015, to serve as vice president of operations for emerging markets.

Warner Chappell Music

Former Red Bull Records and Rhino Entertainment higher-up David Woirhaye has become EVP and global CFO at Warner Chappell.

RCA Records

RCA has named both Sam Selolwane and Keith Rothschild head of promotion. Selolwane “will oversee the hip hop, R&B and mixshow formats,” while Rothschild will focus on pop, rhythm, and rock.


Soundstripe has hired former Arcadia financial professional Sourav Nayak to serve as vice president of finance.


Marco Bertozzi has departed Spotify, where he was vice president of EMEA and multi-market global sales, after about four years on the job. Bertozzi called his time with the Stockholm-based company “amazing,” but said that “it is time for something new.”

Capitol Music Group

Capitol has promoted Greg Marella, who joined the company as EVP of promotion in 2016, to president of promotion and EVP of the broader Capitol Music Group.

Roc Nation

Former CAA agent and New York Mets general manager Brodie Van Wagenen has joined Roc Nation Sports as COO and head of strategy and business development.

Porter’s Call

Franklin, Tennessee-based non-profit organization Porter’s Call has appointed former Warner Music Nashville COO Matt Signore to president of its board.


Twitter has promoted nine-year team member (and former Microsoft higher-up) Ged Tarpey to managing director of global media and entertainment.

Cox Media Group

Cox Media Group has named 20-year company veteran Rob Babin senior vice president of radio.