Here’s a recap of recent music industry jobs — including both hirings and in-house promotions — as of September 19th, 2022.
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Former Axis Corporate exec Sebastián Mañana Lenzi has become CEO of SonoSuite.
IAMSOUND founder Niki Roberton has signed on as RCA’s SVP of creative.
Warner Recorded Music
Warner Recorded Music has enlisted longtime WMG higher-up Tracie Parry to serve as SVP, head of business and legal affairs for its global catalog division, Rhino Entertainment.
12-year Sony Music Publishing executive Niels Walboomers is set to begin as Warner Music Benelux’s president of records and publishing on November 1st. In the role, Walboomers will oversee the separate Warner Music Benelux and Warner Chappell Benelux teams.
Over 18-year Warner Music Benelux president Martin Jessurun “is stepping down,” the company said, whereas 14-year Warner Chappell Benelux MD Arno Van Berkel “has chosen to stand down.”
Warner Music Group
The Orchard founder Scott Cohen is bowing out as WMG’s chief innovation officer and says that he’s preparing to announce his next venture on November 1st.
Peloton founder John Foley has departed as executive chairman of the exercise equipment company, while Hisao Kushi is no longer chief legal officer and Kevin Cornils has exited the role of chief commercial officer. Uber chief deputy general counsel Tammy Albarrán will reportedly replace Kushi.
Robert Kyncl, who previously confirmed his plans to leave YouTube in early 2023, is reportedly being considered to replace Warner Music head Stephen Cooper.
Universal Music Publishing
More than 13-year Sony Music Publishing senior director of creative Jennifer Knoepfle has become EVP and co-head of U.S. A&R for Universal Music Publishing Group.
Roughly seven-year Apple Music global creative director Larry Jackson is stepping away from the role.
Soundstripe has upped the “instrumental” Sourav Nayak to CFO.
iHeartMedia has named four-year team member Uta Knablein chief product officer for iHeartRadio.
Additionally, iHeartMedia has announced a trio of promotions to fill newly created metro president positions: More than 15-year iHeart vet Kris Foley is metro president for the Cleveland and Columbus markets, 11-year iHeart employee Dave Carwile has accepted the role for the Carolina markets, and DJ Hodge (who joined iHeart about a decade ago) is poised to oversee the Cincinnati and Pittsburgh markets.
WME chairman Lloyd Braun is expected to step down at 2022’s end, with Richard Weitz (who’s been a partner since 2002) and Christian Muirhead (who’s spent some 19 years with the company) having been tapped as co-chairmen.