After a nearly 30-year run at IMG Artists, Elizabeth Sobol has accepted an offer from Universal Music Group International chairman/CEO Max Hole to become president/CEO of Decca Label Group USA, where she'll oversee Deutsche Grammophon, Decca and Mercury Classics. "I have such admiration for [Hole's] major effort to strengthen the leadership of the classical side around the world," Sobol says. Based in New York and beginning April 15, her first priority will be new artist signings, but in her first label role, Sobol isn't discouraged by the supposed decline of the classical music market. "There's a tremendous amount of vitality in the live music-making side of the business," she says. "I'm looking forward to seeing how to marry the live with the recorded in a much tighter way." Sobol was managing director of IMG Artists North and South America, and personally managed such classical artists as Joshua Bell, Itzhak Perlman and Evgeny Kissin.
Sony Music Entertainment's global digital business and U.S. sales team names Ole Obermann executive VP of digital partner development and sales and Mark Piibe executive VP of global business development and digital strategy. Obermann was senior VP of international, and Piibe oversaw business development on a global basis at EMI Music.
Cumulus Media appoints Kim Bryant New York market manager. She was president/market manager of San Francisco for Clear Channel and regional VP of western region ad sales for Westwood One.
Reach Music Publishing names Megan Grosz manager of copyright administration. She was publishing administrator at TuneCore.