Here’s a recap of recent executive shuffles — including both hirings and in-house promotions — from across the music industry.
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Round Hill Music Nashville has hired Sony Music Publishing vet Mike Whelan as SVP and general manager.
YMU has promoted five-year staff member Taren Smith to senior manager of its U.S. division.
United Talent Agency has added three individuals to its music team: Nashville-based Mary Allen (a music agent) as well as Los Angeles-based Aaron Arkin (a music crossover agent) and Vatana Shaw (a music brand partnerships agent).
Symphonic Distribution has elevated three-year higher-up Randall Foster to chief creative officer and boosted Nick Gordon, formerly an exec at The Orchard, to chief partnership officer.
UMG’s Virgin Music Label and Artist Services has named former Mattel and Sprint marketing professional Armando Rodriguez general manager for US Latin.
Additionally, Manuel Valverde (previously with ONErpm, TikTok, and Believe) has joined Virgin’s team in Mexico as director of business development and marketing, whereas Diana Silva has become head of A&R at Virgin’s Chile office and Guido Filippelli has taken the same role at Virgin Argentina.
Warner Recorded Music
Warner Recorded Music has upped longtime WMG employee Brigette Boyle to EVP of media operations.
Boston-headquartered Gratitude Sound has tapped former Blue Man Group music professional Jeff Turlik to serve as creative director.
Sony Music Publishing
Variety has named Andrew Hampp (previously Billboard’s senior correspondent for branding) senior director of music and consumer partnerships.