Music Industry Hires: Songtradr, Utopia Music, Live Nation, UTA, More

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Music industry veteran Mari Arionne Davies, Live Nation Urban’s new VP of booking and talent. Photo Credit: Live Nation

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

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Songtradr’s MassiveMusic has named former Coca-Cola head of global music Joe Belliotti CEO of its North American division.

Utopia Music

Utopia Music has tapped former EMI exec Paul Stuart to serve as chief legal officer.

Michelman & Robinson

Former Vandenberg & Feliu partner Michael Poster, who joined Michelman & Robinson in 2016, has become the latter firm’s “first-ever” music acquisitions and financing chair.


Earth Agency founder Rebecca Prochnik has joined UTA as director of creative strategy for UK music.

Warner Music Australasia

Warner Music Australasia has brought on several A&R team members, including new A&R managers Christopher Kevin Au, Larissa Jane Ryan, Jackson Christie, and Stevi Hill (who’s based out of Auckland, New Zealand).

Additionally, Mohamed Komba is joining WMA as A&R consultant, with Rose Sejean signing on to fill the newly created position of A&R production manager and Jess Peach stepping in as creative producer.

Live Nation

Live Nation Urban has enlisted former ICM Partners agent Mari Arionne Davies to serve as VP of booking and talent.

The Ticketmaster parent company has also promoted former AEG Presents tour marketer Jenifer Smith to head of urban tour marketing and strategy.

Warner Records

SC Company founder Steve Carless is set to start as Warner Records’ president of A&R on Wednesday, December 1st.

Warner Music Philippines

Warner Music Philippines has promoted two-year team member Sarah Ismail to managing director, and the former Universal Music higher-up will formally assume the post this Friday, October 1st.


iHeartMedia has named former Capitol Broadcasting Company exec Dennis Glasgow program director for 104.7 WONK-FM.


SiriusXM has hired former EY managing director for digital Jasmin Chanana as SVP of digital and customer experience.

Plus, the satellite-radio giant has recruited former Netflix creative-studio director Anne Milan Alo (as executive creative director for Pandora and Stitcher) and longtime Disney marketing professional Kimberly Wilson (as SVP of brand and advertising).

Def Jam

Former Roc Nation (and Island Def Jam Music Group) marketing exec Dara Michelle has joined Def Jam as EVP, head of marketing.