1. 'The Late Show' Seeks Artist Booker as Senior Music Producer Exits

    July 26, 2017 1:59 AM EDT Artists hoping to perform on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert will soon have to reckon with a new gatekeeper for the coveted slots.   Twenty years after beginning her career at The Late Show, first with David Letterman, Sheryl Zelikson is leavin ...

  2. Executive Turntable: Rani Hancock Named President at Sire Records, Plus Moves at Universal & Def Jam

    July 14, 2017 2:55 PM EDT Rani Hancock takes on a new role at Warner Music  as president of  Sire Records , the label co-founded by  Seymour Stein  and  Richard Gottehrer  that celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. [readmore:7858089] Hancock hails from  Island Records ...

  3. Sony Pictures Entertainment Promotes Spring Aspers to Head of Music

    July 06, 2017 4:21 PM EDT Today (July 6), Sony Pictures Entertainment announced the promotion of Spring Aspers  to head of music. Formerly, Aspers held the title of executive vice president, music creative affairs. In her new role, Aspers will oversee all music-related fac ...

  4. Executive Turntable: Ashley Calhoun Elevated at Pulse, Plus Moves at Nettwerk and Sony Music Nashville

    June 30, 2017 9:55 AM EDT Pulse Music Group  bumps up  Ashley Calhoun from senior director to vice president of A&R. Calhoun, who has also served as creative director at Rondor Music Publishing , will build new initiatives in urban music and label services for Pulse cl ...

  5. Brendan Bourke Named Director of Publicity for the Syndicate

    June 26, 2017 2:54 PM EDT The p.r. vet is combining forces with the entertainment marketing company. Brendan Bourke has been named director of publicity for The Syndicate an entertainment marketing company where he will report to VP of publicity and artist development Jeff ...

  6. Executive Turntable: New Hires at Sony, Warner Bros., BMI & More

    June 16, 2017 3:27 PM EDT -- Thierry Chassagne , president of Warner Music France , was appointed a Knight of France's National Order of Merit. Music industry executive Bernard de Bosson presented the honor, which is awarded by the President of the French Republic to ...

  7. BMI Promotes Alison Smith and Mike Steinberg to EVP Roles

    June 14, 2017 3:10 PM EDT BMI has promoted two executives as part of a restructuring of its writer/publisher department. President and CEO Mike O'Neill announced on Wednesday that Alison Smith has been elevated to executive vp of distribution, publisher relations and ...

  8. Executive Turntable: New Hires at iHeartMedia, WMG, Paradigm & More

    June 09, 2017 4:24 PM EDT --  Warner Music Group  names  Jeff Bronikowski  senior vice president of global business development and head of new technology and innovation in New York, also promoting  Tracy Gardner  to senior vice president of global business development and ...

  9. Universal Music Group Names Tuhin Roy VP of New Digital Business

    June 08, 2017 12:00 PM EDT Universal Music Group announced today (June 8) that Tuhin Roy has been appointed to the newly created position of vice president of new digital business. Roy will work with start-ups towards developing strategic digital business partnerships and e ...

  10. Capitol Music Group Appoints No I.D. as Executive Vice President

    June 06, 2017 12:20 PM EDT Capitol Music Group has named veteran producer Dion "No I.D." Wilson as executive vice president. In his new role at the label, No I.D. will be responsible for A&R and production and will work with senior management to assist on the ...

  11. Maggie Vail Named Executive Director of Cash Music

    June 05, 2017 5:02 PM EDT The Kill Rock Stars and Bikini kill vet takes over the reigns of the non-profit organization. Maggie Vail has been named the executive director of Cash Music, a non-profit organization helping to build open source digital tools for musicians and l ...

  12. Executive Turntable: New Hires At Live Nation, Polydor, Warner/Chappell, Donovan PR & More

    June 02, 2017 3:40 PM EDT --  Live Nation Canada  appoints  Ken Craig  vice president of the company's newly added Ottowa, Ontario office. Previously, Craig was a long-term senior contract producer for Live Nation as well as an independent promoter and producer based ...

  13. Wax Poetics Founder Andre Torres Joins Universal Music Enterprises to Unearth New Value From Hip-Hop's Golden Era

    May 25, 2017 12:11 PM EDT To vinyl fanatics, Andre Torres is living the dream. As founder of Wax Poetics , a magazine for hip-hop, jazz and soul crate-diggers that he launched in 2001, Torres has been a champion for lost classics for the past 20 years. Now, after stepping ...

  14. Duncan Cooper (aka 'Wildarms') Named Fader Editor-In-Chief: Exclusive

    May 16, 2017 10:00 AM EDT Duncan Cooper has been named editor-in-chief of The Fader magazine and Robert Semmer its creative director of video, according to the publication. Both Cooper and Semmer will report directly to Fader president and publisher  Andy Cohn , as well as ...

  15. Mark Robinson Named Head of Business and Legal Affairs at 300 Entertainment

    May 15, 2017 10:30 AM EDT Mark Robinson , the former svp/general counsel at BMG best known for leading the team that won a landmark digital copyright case against internet service provider Cox Communications in 2015, has been named head of business and legal affairs at 300 ...

  16. Executive Turntable: New Hires at Warner Bros. Records, Imagem, UK Music & More

    May 12, 2017 3:44 PM EDT --  Allyson Cherny-Weston is appointed vice president of brand partnerships with Warner Bros. Records . Previously, Weston was senior director of global band partnerships for Sony’s RCA Records. The company also names Carlos Ogando senior national ...

  17. Executive Turntable: New Hires at BMG, Interscope, Kobalt & More

    May 08, 2017 12:10 PM EDT -- BMG makes waves with the promotion of music executive Daniel Lee to vp creative under BMG Nashville.  -- Sony Music Masterworks welcomes Drew Thurlow as senior vice president of A&R. In his new active role, he will lead all A&R activiti ...

  18. Executive Turntable: New Hires at Kobalt, Spotify, BMG & More

    May 01, 2017 8:54 AM EDT -- Former co-president of Columbia Records UK, Alison Donald will begin a new role as head of creative UK with Kobalt Music Recordings . Kevin Lane also joins Kobalt as creative director in their publishing department.  -- Keith Hauprich is promot ...

  19. Executive Turntable: New Hires at Sony Music, First Access Entertainment, UTA & More

    April 21, 2017 12:42 PM EDT -- Sony Music Nashville gains Jim Catino as senior vp A&R.  -- Arif Mahmud begins a new employment role as vp of business affairs with Kobalt Music Recordings .  -- Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment announced the hires of Tina Suca as vp of ...

  20. Executive Turntable: New Hires at Pandora & iHeartMedia, WMG Beefs Up Digital Team & More

    April 14, 2017 3:59 PM EDT -- Susan Panico has recently been promoted to senior vp of strategic solutions at  Pandora . Her duties include heading the B2B strategic marketing roadmap and managing the company’s B2B marketing, sales development and research functions.  -- The ...

  21. Executive Turntable: New Hires at SoundCloud, United Talent Agency, Spotify & More

    April 10, 2017 9:01 AM EDT -- SoundCloud promotes Megan West as the new Vice President of Content Relations. Her duties will include managing the companies’ relationships with labels, artists, managers and audio partners.  -- The Production Music Association promotes Adam T ...

  22. iHeartRadio Programmer and On-Air Talent Geoff 'Geespin' Gamere Joins UTA

    April 04, 2017 11:21 AM EDT United Talent Agency (UTA) found its latest key hire at radio giant iHeartMedia. The talent agency announced today that respected music industry veteran Geoff "Geespin" Gamere has joined the firm. Gamere spent the last 16 years of his ca ...

  23. Executive Turntable: New Hires at Spotify, Apple, Sony/ATV & More

    March 31, 2017 5:17 PM EDT -- New York Public Radio welcomes Shannon Connolly as Senior Vice President and General Manager, Music, of WQXR -- New York’s all classical music station. Her responsibilities include increasing the digital reach and footprint for classical music ...

  24. Executive Turntable: New Moves at Sony/ATV, Warner Music, Vimeo & More

    March 27, 2017 10:45 AM EDT --  Kieron Donoghue  will head  Artists To Watch Records , a newly formed company launched by Warner Music UK.  -- Proper Music Group appoints Jon Higgs as the Head of Operations.  -- Sony/ATV promotes Guy Moot from President of European Creative ...

  25. Executive Turntable: New Hires at MTV, Vevo, SoundExchange & More

    March 10, 2017 5:23 PM EST -- Former vp of corporate strategy and international development at Pandora, Will Jackson , is joining Vevo as the company's senior vice president of strategy and operations.  -- Alastair Kinross has been appointed senior A&R manager at S ...

  26. Executive Turntable: New Hires at Amazon, Warner Music, Okayplayer & More

    March 03, 2017 7:28 PM EST -- Mark Fry has been named as the new Managing Director of Warner Music Finland . Previously, Fry was the company's Marketing Director for more than eight years and was additionally appointed as the company’s General Manager in 2016. -- Sammy ...

  27. Executive Turntable: New Hires at Amazon, Glassnote, ScoreMore Shows & More

    February 24, 2017 11:21 AM EST -- Veteran WME Music Agent Ryan Jansen will join Sascha Stone Guttfreund as a partner and COO at ScoreMore Shows . -- Amazon has hired respected Big Machine Label Group executive Kelly Rich as Senior Label Relations Manager (Nashville). -- Lauren ...

  28. Executive Turntable: New Moves at SoundCloud, Amazon, Kobalt & More

    February 17, 2017 11:21 AM EST --  SoundCloud appointed Merritt Farren as its new general counsel, responsible for leading the streaming platform's team of legal experts across the areas of data protection and privacy, commercial contracts, music rights, copyright issues a ...

  29. Tidal Appoints Elliott Wilson, Tony Gervino To Newly Created Culture & Content Roles

    February 17, 2017 10:54 AM EST In its latest push to secure subscribers and exclusive content, Tidal has appointed two industry veterans, Tony Gervino and Elliott Wilson, to newly created roles. Wilson, the journalist behind hip-hop blog Rap Radar and its accompanying podcast, ...

  30. Executive Turntable: New Hires at Ticketmaster, Virgin Records, Country Music Association & More

    February 07, 2017 12:10 PM EST --  Ticketmaster  brought on industry veteran  David Marcus  as its new evp, head of music North America to run its new consolidated music division. As part of his purview, Marcus will oversee the OnTour artist services operation, the Venues & ...

  31. Michael Bryan, Longtime Radio Programmer, Joins CAA: Exclusive

    January 30, 2017 9:06 PM EST Longtime radio programmer Michael Bryan is joining Creative Artists Agency in a newly created position where he will develop brand strategies and assist in artist development for acts across the CAA roster, Billboard has exclusively learned. Bryan ...

  32. Executive Turntable: New Moves at Music Choice, INgrooves, The Recording Academy & More

    January 26, 2017 2:42 PM EST -- Music Choice has promoted Nadine Santos to Director, Programming & Artist Relations. In her new role, Santos will oversee the Programming Department. -- Independent music distribution company INgrooves has appointed Ollie Buckwell as Senior ...

  33. Jesus Lara to Head Univision Radio: Exclusive

    January 18, 2017 9:51 AM EST As part of its ongoing sea of internal changes, Univision Communications has appointed Jesus Lara as its GM of digital, content and entertainment for radio, effective immediately. In his post, Lara will lead Univision’s radio business, including p ...

  34. Executive Turntable: Moves at Sony Music Nashville, MSG, Pandora & More

    January 13, 2017 10:00 AM EST --  John Zarling  has joined  Sony Music Nashville  as EVP/Marketing & New Business.  Zarling will now oversee marketing efforts, as well as brand partnerships, digital marketing, international marketing, media and creative services. -- Peermu ...

  35. Executive Turntable: New Hires at Vevo, We Transfer, RIAA and More

    December 23, 2016 9:17 AM EST -- Joseph Patel joins Vevo as the Vice President of Original Content (New York office). Patel recently served as Vice President of Content + Creative at The FADER. -- We Transfer welcomes new CEO Gordon Willoughby . Willoughby is a long-time e-com ...

  36. Executive Turntable: New Hires at Vivendi Group, Def Jam, Capitol Music Group & More

    December 09, 2016 11:04 AM EST -- ESMG has been appointed Steve Kline  to Chief Operating Officer, and  John Di Maio  has been named VP of Radio Promotion and Marketing. Maio will work alongside current VP of Promotion Jackie Kajzer, together they will oversee all campaigns wit ...

  37. Executive Turntable: New Hires at Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment, PPL, Sony Music Entertainment & More

    November 30, 2016 10:43 AM EST -- Live Nation Entertainment named  Lisa Licht  Chief Marketing Officer of the U.S. Concerts division. She will oversee a portfolio that includes concert and corporate marketing and report directly to Bob Roux, Co-President, North America Concerts ...

  38. Executive Turntable: New Hires at Sony Music Entertainment, The Fader, CD Baby & More

    November 18, 2016 1:24 PM EST --  Andre Stapleton has been named Senior Vice President, Digital Partner Development, Sony Music Entertainment . --  The FADER  has appointed  Shon Mogharabi  to the newly created role of Strategy Director.  --  APA ’s Contemporary music departme ...

  39. Monica Lee Named Warner Chappell President, Asia-Pacific

    November 14, 2016 7:58 AM EST Monica Lee has been promoted to President, Asia-Pacific for Warner/Chappell Music. Lee will oversee the publisher's operations across the region after previously serving as Senior Vice President for WCM, Asia-Pacific. "Warner/Chappell Mu ...

  40. Executive Turntable: New Hires at Universal Music Group, Ted, Warner Music Korea & More

    November 11, 2016 2:51 PM EST -- Universal Music Group has appointed  Steven Victor  to Senior Vice President of A&R. Victor will continue to run both his William Victor Management group -- he manages Desiigner, Pusha T and The-Dream -- as well as maintaining his COO posit ...

  41. Executive Turntable: New Hires at Boston Conservatory, Glassnote Records, Universal Music Publishing Group, and More

    November 04, 2016 11:07 AM EDT --  Boston Conservatory  president Richard Ortner  announced he will retire come June 2017, he has held the position for 18 years. -- Merry Jane , the cannabis media platform whose partners include Snoop Dogg and executive Ted Chung along with Set ...

  42. Former Zynga Exec Colleen McCreary Joins Vevo as Chief People Officer

    October 24, 2016 2:43 PM EDT Vevo CEO Erik Huggers announced on Monday that Colleen McCreary has joined the video platform as Chief People Officer, a position that puts her in charge of human resources/people operations around the globe. Huggers said McCreary arrives "as ...

  43. MTV President Sean Atkins Steps Down After One Year

    October 24, 2016 8:50 AM EDT MTV president Sean Atkins is stepping down, he announced in the below note to his staff on Monday. Atkins, who  just joined the Viacom cable network in September of 2015 , said he would stay on through January to consult on the transition. Atkins ...

  44. Executive Turntable: New Hires at CMT, Spotify, Madison Square Garden Company & More

    October 17, 2016 3:08 PM EDT --  CMT  has appointed  Shaleen Desai  to the newly created role of Vice President of Scripted Programming. Desai joins CMT from Jason Bateman's Aggregate Films, where she was Executive Vice President.  -- Sony/ATV Music Publishing  has promo ...

  45. Executive Turntable: New Hires at Pandora, Red Bull Records, Vevo & More

    October 01, 2016 8:45 PM EDT -- Warner Music Group has named new General Managers for Sweden and Finland. In addition to current marketing roles,  Magnus Ribbeklint will take on his new role for WMG Sweden and  Mark Fry will settle into his role with WMG Finland.  -- SB Proje ...

  46. Executive Turntable: New Hires at Universal Music Group, ASCAP, Warner Music Nashville & More

    September 24, 2016 12:30 PM EDT --  Richard Carrick  has been named Chair of Berklee's Composition Department . Carrick, a 2015-2016 Guggenheim Fellow, has taught composition courses at Columbia and New York University, while also having presented classes and lectures throu ...

  47. SESAC Latina Promotes Eliezer Ponce to Associate Director

    September 14, 2016 3:37 PM EDT SESAC’s Latina division now has a new associated director. Eliezer Ponce, who's been with SESAC since 2009, has been promoted to the post and will represent pop, urban and tropical artists. He will report directly to Celeste Zendejas, directo ...

  48. Executive Turntable: Big Departures at Spotify, New Chief Digital Officer at AEG Live and More

    September 14, 2016 10:17 AM EDT -- RED Distribution has appointed four new employees in an effort to expand and restructure its promotion department: Melanie Scull will take on the role of Vice President of Pop Promotion; Franco Iemmello  will be Vice President of Rhythm Promoti ...

  49. Executive Turntable: New Hires at Capitol Music Group, Berklee, Dick Clark Productions, and More

    September 02, 2016 1:42 PM EDT --  Music Glue  has appointed  Neil Robertson  to the position of Head of A&R Australia. Robertson has spent the last decade with V2 Recordings/Cooperative Music, AU as an International Label Manager, where he worked with acts such as alt-J, B ...

  50. Executive Turntable: New Hires at Spotify, Republic Records, Def Jam, Library of Congress and More

    August 22, 2016 11:41 AM EDT --  Dave Rocco  has joined Spotify as the new Head of Artist Marketing in the U.S. He will be based in Los Angeles and work closely with the broader Spotify marketing team. Previously, Rocco has held A&R positions at Epic Records, Atlantic Rec ...

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