Latest Music Industry Jobs: BPI, YMU Music, Soundstripe, More

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BPI CEO Geoff Taylor, who’s preparing to step down in 2023. Photo Credit: Mary McCartney

Here’s a recap of recent music industry jobs — including both hirings and in-house promotions — as of August 4th, 2022.

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15-year British Phonographic Industry CEO Geoff Taylor is set to step down in 2023 to pursue “a more directly commercial role.”

YMU Music

YMU has tapped Roc Nation and Live Nation veteran Elena Awbrey to serve as an executive manager at its U.S. division.


Soundstripe has hired Sorted Noise co-founder Josh Collum as senior director of publishing.

Music Venue Trust

The Music Venue Trust has upped five freelancers to full-time positions: Rebecca Walker is now the MVT’s live projects coordinator, Jay Taylor and Sophie Asquith are MVT coordinators for England, Chris Sherrington is the non-profit’s policy and strategy support officer, and Matthew Otridge is the organization’s “lead coordinator” on the #OwnOurVenues initiative.

PRS for Music

Singer-songwriter Laura Mvula has joined the PRS Members’ Council.

Curve Royalty Systems

London’s Curve Royalty Systems has brought on Mhairi Palmer (formerly with Anthem Entertainment) as director of North American sales, while Britt Timmerman (previously with Kobalt) has signed on as client and sales manager.

Prescription Songs

Dr. Luke’s Prescription Songs has promoted Christian Conant to A&R manager for its Nashville office.

Warner Records

Warner Records has elevated 12Tone Music veteran Miles Gersh to VP of A&R.

Australian Festival Association

Mitch Wilson is set to become the AFA’s managing director on August 15th, and current MD Julia Robinson is preparing to begin as head of advocacy and policy at ARIA and PPCA.

Radio Milwaukee

Radio Milwaukee has named five-year team member Kenny Perez 88Nine assistant program director and afternoon drive host.