Here’s a recap of recent executive shuffles — including both hirings and in-house promotions — from across the music industry.
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Hybe (formerly Big Hit Entertainment) CEO Bang Si-hyuk is stepping down from the post – though he’ll continue to serve as a music producer and as chairman of the company’s board. Former Hybe HQ CEO Park Ji-won, who joined the company in May of 2020, will replace the Big Hit/Hybe co-founder as CEO.
Additionally, Scooter Braun and Yoon Seok-jun will become co-CEOs of Hybe America, with Han Hyun-rok heading the newly established Hybe Japan.
SOCAN has elevated 26-year organization veteran Jennifer Brown – who started as interim CEO in April of 2020 – to CEO on a permanent basis.
Warner Chappell Music
Warner Chappell has named former Activision Blizzard higher-up Jenni Pfaff SVP, head of global strategic integration and operations, and hired WarnerMedia vet Jesse Dang as SVP of people.
Former Capitol Music Group and Sony Music exec Brian Nolan has signed on as EVP and EVP of marketing for Motown Records.
StagePilot has brought on former Warner Music and Ticketmaster team member Melanie Macaulay as VP of strategy and business development.
Former YouTube A&R pro Jessica Rivera is now Mass Appeal’s GM of music, whereas WMG and Apple Music veteran Jenya Meggs is the company’s SVP of content.
Jonathan Aitken, who’s been part of PRS for Music’s legal department for more than 12 years, has become a director for MCPS-PRS.
Big Deal Music pop A&R coordinator Christian Johnson has been promoted to senior director of A&R for Hipgnosis.