Latest Industry Gigs: Tunecore, Sony Music Publishing, iHeartMedia, More

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Music industry veteran Nikolaas De Belie has become head of TuneCore and Believe’s newly created Benelux division. Photo Credit: TuneCore

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

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TuneCore and its Believe parent company have expanded into Benelux (Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg), enlisting former Sony Music Belgium exec Nikolaas De Belie to lead the division.

Sony Music Publishing

Sony Music Publishing has hired former Warner Music A&R director Francisco Granados to serve as VP of creative for U.S. Latin.

Sony Music Germany

Sony Music GSA has appointed former Universal Music live-division higher-up Tilmann Richter to VP of live ventures.


iHeartMedia has promoted 18-year company vet Barb Neren to director of marketing and partnerships for Minneapolis.


TuneIn has hired former Fox Entertainment higher-up Jennifer Collins as SVP of business development, in addition to bringing on former First Look Media exec Suzanne Park as SVP of marketing.


Concord chief publishing executive Jim Selby and Spirit Music Group chairman Jon Singer have joined the National Music Publishers’ Association’s board of directors.

Island Records

UMG’s Island Records has tapped Columbia Records A&R execs Imran Majid and Justin Eshak to serve as co-CEOs starting next year.

Co-op Live

Co-op Live has established a five-person team (led by head of premium sales Becci Thomson) to sell “28 suites, 12 lounges and club spaces, and 2,196 premium seats” at the Manchester arena, which is set to open “by late 2023.”


RCA has promoted Pam Kaye and Jessie Maldonado to VP of hot AC promotion and SVP of promotion and operations, respectively.


WMG’s WEA has hired former Spotify and NBA exec Danielle Lee to fill the newly created role of president of Warner Music artist and fan experiences.

Warner Music UK

Former Island Records CEO and president Darcus Beese is set to begin as Warner Music UK’s EVP as well as president “of a new joint venture record label” on July 1st. Warner Music UK intends to reveal details about this label “over the coming months.”