Latest Industry Gigs: Songtradr, Soundstripe, Spotify, Warner/Chappell, More

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Music industry veteran Katy Wolaver, who’s become Warner/Chappell’s SVP of A&R. Photo Credit: Warner/Chappell

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

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Songtradr has promoted former NantHealth lead architect David McConnell to chief technology officer.


Soundstripe has hired former Red Bull Records exec Zach Diaz to serve as head of streaming.


John Marks has departed Spotify after serving as global director of country music for about five years; Rachel Whitney, Spotify’s head of editorial for Nashville, will replace him.

Warner Chappell Music

Warner/Chappell has promoted Katy Wolaver to senior vice president of A&R, while Wallace Joseph has become vice president of A&R. Wolaver manages acts including Ava Max and veteran songwriter Michael Pollack, whereas Joseph works with singer-songwriter Summer Walker and producer/songwriter Tay Keith, to name some.


Former Merlin board member and current LyricFind publishing consultant Florian von Hoyer has been named COO of MusicHub.


Peloton has tapped former Spotify managing director for Australia and New Zealand Karen Lawson to serve as its country manager for Australia.


Former First Look Media exec Drew Wilson has joined SoundCloud as COO and CFO.


OkayMedia has brought on Beneath the Tamarind Tree author Isha Sesay as CEO and appointed the London native to its board of directors.

Danny Wimmer Presents

Danny Wimmer Presents has spun off its sponsorship/branding division into a standalone subsidiary, the BrandMark Agency, citing a desire “to better service its own festivals and its growing list of outside clients.” Plus, DWP EVP Maureen Valker-Barlow has become president of BrandMark.


[PIAS] has rebranded its distribution business as [Integral] Distribution Services and named Adrian Pope managing director of the latter – a role he’ll fill while continuing as chief digital officer for [PIAS].

Lastly, Leo van Schaick will support [PIAS]’s global development in addition to maintaining his existing responsibilities as regional managing director for continental European territories outside of France.


Larry Blake is set to retire at May’s end, at which point former Sony Music and Warner Music business-development higher-up Gregg Goldman will replace him as EVP of business and legal affairs for recorded music.

Motown Records

Universal Music Group SVP Alison Finley has become EVP and COO of UMG’s Motown Records.