Here’s a recap of recent music industry hires and in-house promotions as of February 24th, 2023.
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Too Lost has announced the opening of a Hollywood office, and as part of the expansion, Dim Mak Records and Ultra Records vet Aldo Davalos has signed on as head of business development.
The indie distributor has also brought on longtime Create Music Group A&R exec Dan Mody as its own A&R lead, with Courtney Young (previously with Dim Mak and Create) joining the LA office as head of label services.
Lastly, former beatBread and Universal Music higher-up Conner Davis is now serving as head of deal operations at Too Lost’s New York headquarters.
UTA Nashville has added longtime talent professional Brian Hill as a music agent and hired former Messina Touring Group marketing director Jaime Roberts as tour marketing director.
More than two-decade San Francisco Travel Association exec Leonie Patrick has become general manager of ASM’s Moscone Center.
Former Warner Chappell UK and Round Hill MD Robin Godfrey-Cass has joined Primary Wave’s executive roster “to focus on catalog acquisitions of iconic and legendary” songwriters.
Spitfire Audio co-founder Christian Henson announced he will ‘step back’ from his position at the production music and virtual library company. Henson, who faced backlash after tweeting support for author J.K. Rowling, announced his departure on February 24th, effective immediately. “As an original founder I am deeply saddened that Spitfire and Pianobook has become embroiled in something it has no involvement with,” Henson wrote on Twitter. “Spitfire employs a large number of people from a diverse range of backgrounds, all of whom are united in their passion for music, sound, and composing.”
The Syndicate has promoted more than seven-year team member Amy Tremmel to SVP of marketing and events. Additionally, the Weehawken, New Jersey-headquartered entertainment marketing agency has elevated Canvas Media founder Brendan Bourke to VP of publicity and upped more than 10-year radio-promotion professional Joe McGinnis to VP of radio promotion.
Warner Music’s ADA has tapped Cathy Bauer (previously ABKCO’s marketing and sales VP) to serve as its first head of physical sales and marketing.
Roc Nation Latin vet Yvette Medina has been named head of Latin music at YMU.
Wise Music Group
Wise has promoted Marcus Wise from global head of media to CEO for Europe, while Dave Holley has transitioned from CEO to chief operating officer.