Here’s a recap of recent music industry hires and in-house promotions as of November 10th, 2023.
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Longtime Warner Music Nashville higher-up Tim Foisset has signed on as Spotify’s head of label partnerships for Nashville.
WYMS Radio Milwaukee
After stepping away from Radio Milwaukee in January of 2022 to accept a position with Paragon, Jordan Lee has rejoined the station as senior director of programming.
Danny Wimmer Presents
Danny Wimmer Presents has announced five additions to its team. First, former TikTok head of global marketing intelligence Lise Brende is now EVP of intelligence, whereas Performance Paradigm vet Steve Donovan has become project manager within the production department.
Next, Dan Lerner has joined as senior designer, former Live Nation senior accountant Ryan Brady is officially accounting manager, and Tanvi Varma (previously with Wasserman Media and Live Nation) has been tapped to serve as staff accountant.
Phonographic Performance Limited has promoted more than 13-year team member Camilla Waite to general counsel.
Warner Music Group
Alexandra Condon, who spent over 10 years with PRS for Music, has joined Warner Music as a London-based VP of public policy and government affairs.
Sean Michael Gross, who’s headed Warner Classics UK since 2021, has been upped to the newly created role of VP of Warner Classics UK and North America.
Warner Music Nordics
After holding executive positions at Warner’s NYC-based Atlantic Records for half a decade, Tim Braüner is returning to Denmark, effective February 1st, as director of international A&R for Warner Music Nordics as well as Warner Music Denmark.
Warner Music Música Mexicana
Warner Music has named nearly three-year team member Delia Orjuela and over 18-year employee Ruben Abraham co-heads of its Música Mexicana division.
The National Independent Talent Organization (NITO)
NITO has named as officers for 2023-2024 The Kurland Agency’s Jack Randall (president), Magnus Media’s Michel Vega (VP), Arrival Artists’ Matt Yasecko (secretary), and Partisan Arts’ Tom Chauncey (treasurer).
Additionally, the organization has announced newly elected board members Adam Bauer (Madison House’s operations director), Chris Harris (a longtime Rainmaker manager and partner), Randy Nichols (owner of and MD at Force Media Management), Nelly Neben (who established Axis Artist Management about 28 years ago), and Sean Patrick Rhorer (Distance Management’s founder).
Wasserman Music has hired WME vet Brad Goodman as SVP in Los Angeles and brought on former CAA and ICM professional Sam Bartlett as a New York-based VP of casinos and performing arts centers.
Plus, Wasserman has enlisted former HIFI Labs strategy head Taryn Haight as its first LA-based VP of strategy for electronic music and confirmed Guy Mason as its legal counsel in London.
Sony Music Publishing
Laura Mendoza, previously with Believe, is now managing director for Sony Music Publishing’s Colombia division.
Kobalt has elevated Sean Dishman, who has held various roles at the company since 2013, to senior director of creative.