Talent, marketing VP reports to Evan Lamberg.

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

His signings include the Used, Thursday, Story Of The Year, the Presidents of the United States of America, Goldfinger’s John Feldmann and Tim Armstrong from Rancid & Transplants.

Hershey, who will report to executive VP of creative Evan Lamberg, 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 Lamberg. "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."