Here’s a recap of recent executive shuffles — including both hirings and in-house promotions — from across the music industry.
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SoundCloud has hired ADA Worldwide president Eliah Seton to serve as its own president beginning in May.
Warner Music’s ADA Worldwide has promoted Cat Kreidich to president ahead of Seton’s departure from the position.
Former Universal Music digital-marketing specialist Shelly Hartman has become the stateside head of commercial for digital at [PIAS].
Dr. Luke’s Prescription Songs has hired Atlantic Records vet Chris Martignago to serve as a senior member of the A&R team. Additionally, the five-year-old indie publisher has promoted Rachel Wein, who joined Prescription in 2017, to A&R manager.
MTV has brought on former Beats by Dre marketing head Jason White as CMO and promoted interim CMO Amy Campbell to EVP of marketing.
The National Association of Broadcasters
Gordon Smith has announced that he will step down as president and CEO of the NAB at 2021’s end. The 12-year NAB head will continue on in an advisory capacity through 2024’s conclusion, however, and NAB COO Curtis LeGeyt will succeed him as president and CEO.
Former Agency Group president Steve Martin has stepped down as APA’s EVP of worldwide concerts, and fellow Agency Group exec Andy Somers has also departed the company. Their exits were reportedly amicable.
Music attorney Joel Katz, who left Greenberg Traurig “by mutual understanding” in January, has joined Barnes & Thornburg.
UMG’s Republic Records has promoted YouTube creator Xiarra-Diamond Nimrod to vice president of marketing strategy.
Roc Nation has tapped former Downtown and BMG team member Andrew Gould as its EVP of publishing.
Prager Metis has opened a new office in Miami and enlisted Ricardo Aramburo Williams to serve as the division’s managing principal.
The National Music Publishers’ Association
The NMPA has hired Chris Bates and Ashley Jones as SVP of legal and business affairs and manager of external affairs, respectively.
Longtime entertainment attorney Howard Weitzman, who represented the Michael Jackson estate, Ozzy Osbourne, Justin Bieber, and many other high-profile clients, has passed away at the age of 81 following a “short illness.”