Here’s a recap of recent executive shuffles — including both hirings and in-house promotions — from across the music industry.
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ByteDance founder and CEO Zhang Yiming has announced that he will transition to a new role, focusing on “long-term strategies,” at 2021’s conclusion.
ByteDance co-founder and human-resources head Liang Rubo, for his part, is set to replace Yiming as the TikTok developer’s CEO.
Position Music has hired former Warner Music and Disney Music Group higher-up J Scavo as general manager of recorded music and VP of marketing.
Believe’s TuneCore has brought on former Conde Nast exec Becky Sebber as CFO.
International Confederation of Music Publishers (ICMP)
The ICMP has appointed Jackie Alway, Universal Music Publishing Group’s executive VP of international legal and industry affairs, to its chair.
Warner Music UK
Warner Music UK has promoted Joe Kentish to president of Warner Records UK, and the seven-year team member will officially begin in the position on June 1st.
WMG’s Rhino Entertainment has elevated 20-year music-industry veteran (and previous senior director of digital sales) Eric Franklin to VP of digital account strategy.
Former Snoop Dogg and Ice Cube manager Kai Henry is now FaZe Clan’s chief strategy officer.
Academy of Country Music
The Academy of Country Music has hired Rory Levine (formerly director of audience engagement for The Atlantic’s AtlanticLIVE) as VP of digital strategy and engagement.
The 57-year-old organization has also enlisted former Country Music Association (CMA) partnerships professional Haley Montgomery to serve as manager of awards and membership.
Lastly, former Warner Music higher-up David Sassano has joined the Academy as executive assistant to CEO Damon Whiteside.
Deezer CEO Hans-Holger Albrecht is set to step down at June’s end (albeit while joining the board of directors), at which point former Spark Networks CEO Jeronimo Folgueira will begin leading the Access Industries-owned streaming service.