Signings include Used, Thursday.

EMI Music Publishing has promoted Kevin Hershey to VP of talent, acquisitions and marketing for the East Coast. He was previously senior director.

His signings have included the Used, Thursday, Story of the Year, the Presidents of the United States of America, John Feldmann from the band Goldfinger and Tim Armstrong from Rancid and Transplants.

Hershey joined EMI in 2001 after spending eight years in the MTV music & talent department.

"Kevin is one of the most talented young creative executives in the business,” says Evan Lamberg, executive VP, creative. “His work ethic and artist relations skills are second to none, and we're thrilled to have him continue to be an important part of our US creative operation.”