Latest Music Industry Hires: IFPI, PRS for Music, Kobalt, Primary Wave, More

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In one of July’s music industry hires, Fred Rubenstein (pictured) became VP of digital marketing for Sony Music Nashville. Photo Credit: Rebecca Lader

Here’s a recap of recent music industry hires and in-house promotions as of July 20th, 2023.

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IFPI

International Federation of the Phonographic Industry CEO Frances Moore will step down at 2023’s end and is currently assisting “in the global search for her successor.”

PRS for Music

Veteran songwriter Crispin Hunt has signed on as a PRS for Music director.

Kobalt

Kobalt has hired former BMI creative director Teresa Romo as senior creative director for Latin America – a role in which she’ll “primarily” oversee the business’s “creative expansion in Mexico.”

Primary Wave

Primary Wave has promoted more than 13-year company vet (and partner) Marty Silverstone to president of global sync.

Prager Metis

Longtime tax professional Anson Loi has joined Prager Metis as a partner.

Kanpai Pandas

“Omnichain NFT collection” Kanpai Pandas has brought on former Red Bull music-marketing manager David Nam to lead its Kanpai Media venture as head of marketing.

Sony Music Nashville

Sony Music Nashville has hired former Warner Music Group and Twitch higher-up Fred Rubenstein as VP of digital marketing.

Royal College of Music

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra MD James Williams is scheduled to begin as director for the Royal College of Music on September 1st of next year.

Eat Music

Eat Music has added Hanse Booking’s Torben Meyer as a senior talent agent for international.

Interscope Geffen A&M

Interscope Geffen A&M has made four promotions: Sam Riback and longtime UMG employee Nicole Wyskoarko are now A&R presidents, 17-year team member Michelle An has become president of creative strategy, and over 13-year Interscope higher-up Gary Kelly is GM of Interscope as well as EVP and chief revenue officer of Interscope Geffen A&M.

Warner Music Latina

Warner Music Latina has named former Warner Music Colombia senior A&R manager Andrés Shaq A&R director.