Music Industry Hires: Gibson, AFM, Thematic, Beatport, More

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In one of June’s music industry jobs, Erica Krusen (pictured) signed on as Gibson’s senior director of cultural influence. Photo Credit: Gibson

Here’s a recap of recent music industry jobs — including both hirings and in-house promotions — as of June 29th, 2022.

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15-year MusiCares MD Erica Krusen has joined Gibson as senior director of cultural influence.

American Federation of Musicians

AFM has named 11-year organization veteran John Painting assistant to the president and director of the electronic media services division.


Thematic has brought on Loudr co-founder and three-year Spotify exec Chris Crawford as a strategic advisor.


Beatport has added former Yamaha marketing exec Emilie Birks, former Serato higher-up Baptiste Grange, and veteran attorney Shana White to its marketing and legal departments.

CD Baby/Soundrop

Downtown Music has elevated nine-year CD Baby VP of technology and CTO Scott Williams to president of the latter distributor as well as Soundrop.


SiriusXM’s Pandora has enlisted former KKBQ-FM Country director of operations Johnny Chiang to serve as senior director of country programming beginning on Monday, July 25th.


RCA Records has promoted former Atlantic Records marketing professional Anthony De Padua to VP of digital marketing.


Former Roblox global head of music Jon Vlassopulos has accepted a seat on the advisory board of metaverse game studio Dubit.

Sony Music Nashville

Meg Kehoe will leave RCA Records tomorrow (after 14 years with the Sony Music-owned label) before beginning as Sony Music Nashville’s head of media on Tuesday, July 5th.


Alisha Outridge, previously Facebook’s director of product management, has become TuneCore’s first chief technology and product officer.