Music Industry Hires: Sony Music Publishing, P-MRC Data, BMI, More

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Music industry veteran Carol NG, Sony Music Publishing’s new president, Asia. Photo Credit: Sony Music Publishing

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

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Sony Music Publishing

Sony Music Publishing has promoted Carol NG, who joined EMI Music Publishing in 1998, to president, Asia.

P-MRC Data

Former Google executive Rob Jonas has become CEO of P-MRC Data.


BMI has promoted 18-year team member Shouvik Das to SVP of distribution for publisher relations and administration services, in addition to elevating 34-year team member Misha Hunke to VP of administration and publisher relations.


Creator-promotion platform Crowdmouth, founded by Jamestown Revival’s Jonathan Clay and manager Aston Teague, has launched. Beatport CEO Robb McDaniels serves as chairman of Crowdmouth’s board of directors.


Virtual live-music venue Flymachine has brought on former Epitaph Records and Pandora marketing professional Jason Feinberg as SVP of marketing.


Content-management and distribution platform AudioSalad has hired former Merlin higher-up Tom Deakin to establish “a UK and European office network” as well as spearhead an “expansion into EMEA.”


Former EMI Music head Michael Ritto has become chairman of (and an investor in) the World Airplay Radio Monitor (WARM).

Wide Open Music Publishing

Wide Open Music Publishing has added Joe Haydel and Martin McDaniel to its songwriter roster and elevated former The Voice finalist Jessie Pitts to catalog manager and creative assistant.


Halestorm frontwoman Lzzy Hale is now a brand ambassador for Gibson, a role that will see the Red Lion, Pennsylvania-born artist create gear and “acoustic and electric guitars across Gibson, Epiphone, and Kramer.”

Warner Music Australia

Warner Music Australia has hired former Sydney Opera House director of engagement Christina Erskine as SVP of marketing and promotions for Australasia, while former Disney marketing professional Rich Wiles has joined as head of audience.

Additionally, the company has promoted Dan Ellis (to head of marketing for international artists) and more than 25-year team member Anne Combe (to head of marketing, strategic).


VICE Media Group CEO Nancy Dubuc has joined Warner Music Group’s board of directors, whereas Thomas H. Lee has stepped down from the board after some 17 total years, receiving the title of director emeritus “in light of his many contributions.”


Peppa Pig composer Julian Nott and veteran composer Philip Pope are now PRS for Music directors.