Latest Music Industry Hires: Prager Metis, PRS for Music, CAA, Sphere Entertainment, More

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In one of early June’s music industry hires and promotions, UMG’s Island Records named Austin Jenkins (pictured) VP of A&R for Nashville. Photo Credit: UMG

Here’s a recap of recent music industry hires and in-house promotions as of June 7th, 2024.

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Prager Metis

Prager Metis has hired Dan Smith as a manager in its entertainment and music group.

PRS for Music

The PRS Members’ Council has confirmed four newly elected members: Sentric’s Phil Rose and S2K’s Laura Young have joined the Publisher Council, while the Writer Council has added Mike Stobbie and appointed Pete Woodroffe to a second term.

Additionally, Stevie Spring has formally become part of the Council and succeeded Stephen Davidson as chair of PRS’ separate board. Lastly, Erica Ingham has been reappointed as a member of the four-person Independent Non-Executive Council.

CAA

CAA has boosted agents Emma Banks, Darryl Eaton, and Rick Roskin to co-heads of global touring, whereas partner and existing global touring head Rob Light has been promoted to managing director.

Sphere Entertainment

Sphere Entertainment has tapped former Oak View Group exec Chandra Allison to serve as EVP of sales and service for Las Vegas’ Sphere.

ByteDance

Former WarnerMedia general counsel John Rogovin has joined ByteDance in the same capacity, and the role “will encompass oversight of TikTok.”

Wasserman Music

Lee Anderson, a founding member of Wasserman Music’s executive team, has been elevated to president.

Warner Music Group

An acquisition-minded WMG has brought on Goldman Sachs vet Michael Ryan-Southern as its first EVP of corporate development.

ASM Global

More than two-decade hospitality vet Kathy Taylor is now general manager of ASM Global’s Ithaca Downtown Conference Center, which is scheduled to open next month.

Spotify

Spotify has upped five-year team member and former YouTube TV head of international partnerships Federica Tremolada to general manager for Europe.

A2IM

The American Association of Independent Music has hired former iHeartMedia and Superfly higher-up Alex Machurov as head of business development.

Gamma

Anchor Promotions founder Lionel Ridenour has signed on as EVP of promotion for Gamma, where he’ll zero in on “radio promotion efforts across all formats and genres.”

Island Records

Island has bumped Nashville-based Austin Jenkins, who began working with the UMG subsidiary in 2023, to A&R VP.

MNRK

MNRK Music Group CEO Chris Taylor is set to resign on June 28th, at which point COO Sean Stevenson will take his place.

Concord Music Publishing

Chosen Music vet Adam Salomon has joined Concord as senior director of A&R.

Madison House

Madison House has enlisted Thomas Ponsart, owner of the namesake Ponsarts Concerts Touring, to serve as an agent.

Riser House Records

Riser House has added Amy O’Connor, previously an associate director of catalog marketing at Sony Music’s Legacy Recordings, as head of sales and streaming.

Dayglo Presents

Dayglo has officially named producer and longtime collaborator Jesse Lauter head of production and media.

UMG Nashville

UMG Nashville director of radio marketing Donna Hughes has exited the company after 13 years, with David Friedman (VP of national promotion and strategy) and Nick Kaper (director of promotion and radio marketing) handling the involved duties on an interim basis.

MSG Entertainment

Courtney Zeppetella, now a VP and corporate controller with SpaceX, has stepped down as MSG Entertainment’s SVP, controller, and chief accounting officer.