Here’s a recap of recent executive shuffles — including both hirings and in-house promotions — from across the music industry.
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Catch Point Rights Partners
Catch Point has hired Corey Sorrento to serve as an investment associate, a role that will see the former Shot Tower Capital higher-up “focus on valuation and due diligence of prospective catalog acquisitions.”
Former Bowers & Wilkins head of software Steve Robbins has joined Audoo as CTO.
Additionally, SVP of marketing Anthony Gabriele “will take on a new, expanded role to lead SoundCloud’s consumer-facing business and products.”
Artists Rights Alliance
Ted Kalo has stepped down as the ARA’s executive director after about three and a half years – though the Shape Advocacy founding partner will assist the organization in selecting his successor and act as an advisor moving forward.
ONErpm has expanded its Nashville marketing division by hiring The Orchard vet Stephanie Onder as project manager for outlaw and country; CAA vet Stephanie Murphy as country project manager; and House of Darlings founder Diana Garcia as Verge Records’ marketing director.
Plus, the 11-year-old company has promoted Julia McLeod to associate director of artist marketing and head product manager of alt and rock, whereas Casey Childers has been elevated to senior and lead project manager of pop and dance.
Miami-based Latin American boy band CNCO has announced that Joel Pimentel will depart the group this Friday, May 14th, to pursue “new opportunities.”
Warner Chappell Music
Warner Chappell Music has enlisted former Goldman Sachs analyst Michael LoBiondo to serve as head of business development.
Willard will remain on as an advisor through 2021’s end, and Live Nation president Joe Berchtold is expected to become CFO.
Range Media Partners
Range Media Partners has brought on former Facebook music-partnerships manager Cameron Lutz as SVP of strategic marketing and content innovation.
Plus, Range Media has named former Viacom sync-licensing professional Leah Bublis VP of sync and soundtrack, with Roc Nation vet Tania Cruz joining the company as project manager.
iHeartMedia Miami has inked a half-decade contract extension with Paul Castronovo, who hosts a namesake program on BIG 105.9.
Heather Nelson, who began co-hosting the show in 2018, also signed a contract extension (albeit for two years).
Strut Entertainment has established a marketing division and hired music industry and NPO vet Ashley Sperling to fill the newly created role of director of marketing and brand partnerships.
Artlist has appointed former Fiverr product-team manager Asaf Porat to VP of product, and 15-year human-resources professional Yael Shaar-Frisher has become VP of HR.
Additionally, former Via managing director Oren Bilgoray is now Artlist’s VP of research and development, and telecommunications lawyer Ilil Livnat is the subscription-based music-licensing platform’s general counsel.
Universal Music Group
Universal Music has tapped former Ebay CMO Richelle Parham to serve as president of global e-commerce and business development.
Dice has promoted Russ Tannen, who joined the company back in 2013, to president. In the position, Tannen will relocate to New York and spearhead Dice’s stateside growth initiatives.