Music Industry Hires: Sony Music Publishing, Utopia Music, Songtradr, More

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Music industry veteran Roberto Razzini, Sony Music Publishing’s new managing director, Italy. 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

SMP has named more than 30-year Warner Chappell veteran Roberto Razzini managing director of its Italy division.

Utopia Music

Former UMG and Spotify higher-up Ulf Zick is set to start as Utopia Music’s chief marketing officer on April 1st, 2022.


Songtradr has hired 10-year SEEK Limited exec Steven Moran as chief financial officer.

The company’s previous CFO, Clare Nicholls, has joined the board of directors and become chief corporate development and strategy officer.

Quality Control

Quality Control has brought on Brandra Ringo (formerly an A&R exec with UMPG and Warner Chappell) as EVP and head of A&R, whereas Triangle Offense Management founder Wayne Clark has joined as VP and head of A&R.

Def Jam/4th and Broadway

LaTrice Burnette has become EVP of Universal Music’s Def Jam – a role she’ll fill while remaining president of the major label’s 4th and Broadway, which will operate under the Def Jam banner.


Nashville-based Marc Rucker has joined SoundExchange’s brand marketing and industry engagement team as manager of industry engagement.

Cumulus Media

Cumulus Media program director and VP of country music Charlie Cook has inked “a long-term contract extension,” and 20-year Cumulus team member Emily Boldon has announced that she will exit the company at March’s end.


Flood Bumstead McCready & McCarthy has promoted 19-year company veteran Betsy Lee to business manager.

Brooklyn Academy of Music

Gina Duncan has returned to the Brooklyn Academy of Music as president after serving as the Sundance Institute’s producing director for 18 months.


Former Avaya HR head Faye Tylee will begin as SiriusXM’s chief human resources officer in March.