1. Ryan Gentles and Wiz Kid Management Join C3 Roster, Opens New York Office

    June 19, 2014 3:09 PM EDT Ryan Gentles and his New York firm Wiz Kid Management have joined the Management Division of C3 Presents, the independent concert promotion, event production and artist management company based in Austin, Texas.   Gentles' entire Wiz Kid Ma ...

  2. Lisa Bashi Named AGI VP of Operations

    June 19, 2014 2:00 PM EDT Top independent booking agency Artist Group International (AGI) has named former Live Nation executive Lisa Bashi as the firm's  Vice President of Operations, effective immediately. In her new role, Lisa will oversee day-to-day management and ...

  3. Producer Eric Ortner Joins Live Nation's Vector Management Group

    June 09, 2014 3:42 PM EDT Live Nation and its Vector Management group have inked a deal with talent manager and producer Eric Ortner to find new ways to bring together musicians, news makers and journalists As part of the agreement, Vector Management will form a new imprin ...

  4. John Janick to Succeed Jimmy Iovine as Chairman, CEO of Interscope Geffen A&M

    May 28, 2014 4:37 PM EDT John Janick has been named chairman and CEO of Interscope Geffen A&M, succeeding Jimmy Iovine, the most successful head of a major label for the last 25 years. The announcement was made to coincide with the finally confirmed news that App ...

  5. Mark Lawrence Named CEO of Association For Electronic Music

    May 21, 2014 4:45 PM EDT The Association for Electronic Music (AFEM) has appointed Mark Lawrence as its inaugural chief executive. AFEM was launched at the start of last year as a not-for-profit trade body representing the common interests of global companies and individu ...

  6. Warner Bros. Records Expands Dance Music Team, Hires Ultra Music's Taryn Haight, Lauren Lipsay (Exclusive) 


    May 14, 2014 4:42 PM EDT “My mom didn't really know half the artists I worked with,” says Taryn Haight, Warner Bros. Records newly hired director of dance marketing & artist relations, Haight says -- before admitting that her “all-time favorite artist” is Neil Yo ...

  7. Republic Records' David Nathan Moves to Big Machine Label Group

    May 12, 2014 1:40 PM EDT Republic Records has announced that David Nathan, SVP of promotion and artist development, will move up to Big Label Machine Group, where he will service as a high-level executive intermediary between the companies.  "David has been one of th ...

  8. Rick Krim, VH1's EVP of Talent & Music Programming, Resigns

    May 09, 2014 5:00 PM EDT "I got a lot of WTF emails," said Rick Krim, VH1’s EVP of Talent & Music Programming, who announced yesterday (May 8) that he is leaving the cable network after 13 years without specifying his next move.  "I'm just explorin ...

  9. Ethiopia Habtemariam Named UMPG President, Urban Music

    May 05, 2014 9:00 AM EDT Ethiopia Habtemariam has been promoted to president of urban music/co-head of creative at Universal Music Publishing Group U.S. Formerly executive VP of the division, she will continue to co-head UMPG’s overall creative operations in the U.S. with ...

  10. Bob Roback Appointed Fender President

    April 28, 2014 8:06 PM EDT Fender Musical Instruments Corporation announced Monday that Bob Roback has joined the company as president and a new member of the board of directors.  Roback comes from Dashbox where he was chief executive officer at the cloud-based workflow ma ...

  11. Atlantic Records Group Ups Kevin Weaver To President, Film & TV

    April 28, 2014 8:00 AM EDT Kevin Weaver has been promoted to president of film and television for the Atlantic Records Group. He will also retain his current title of executive VP of Atlantic Records Group, a post he has held since 2009. Weaver oversees the creation and pla ...

  12. Live Nation's Alan Rakov Appointed Chief Strategy Officer, U.S. Concerts

    April 23, 2014 3:58 PM EDT Live Nation Entertainment has announced that Alan Rakov has been promoted to chief strategy officer of United States concerts (USC).  In his new position, Rakov will work with USC leadership to expand upon, determine, and initiate new strategies a ...

  13. Darryl Watts Promoted to Creative Director at UMPG

    April 11, 2014 10:03 AM EDT Darryl Watts, former creative manager/senior director of A&R at Universal Music Publishing Group, has been promoted to creative director at the company.  In his new position, Watts will continue to have a hand in the UK A&R development in ...

  14. Tony Gervino Named Billboard Editor-In-Chief

    April 07, 2014 5:43 PM EDT Tony Gervino has been named editor-in-chief of Billboard, it was announced Monday. Gervino was previously executive editor of Hearst Magazines International, where he oversaw the editorial direction of the international versions of magazines in H ...

  15. Ben Cook Named President of Atlantic UK

    April 03, 2014 11:24 AM EDT Ben Cook has been named President of Atlantic Records U.K., it was announced today (April 3). Effective from April 14, London-based Cook will report to Warner Music U.K. CEO Max Lousada and will assume responsibility for the full Atlantic U.K. lab ...

  16. Pepsi's Bozoma Saint John Joins Beats Music as SVP, Head of Global Marketing

    April 02, 2014 10:20 AM EDT Bozoma Saint John, former head of Pepsi-Cola North America’s music and entertainment marketing group, has joined Beats Music as its new senior vice president, head of global marketing. Effective April 14, Saint John will lead marketing strategy, b ...

  17. Island Def Jam Motown Reorganizes, Barry Weiss Steps Down

    April 01, 2014 10:30 AM EDT Universal Music Group announces that Def Jam, Island and Motown Records will function as standalone labels. Universal Music is reorganizing its Island Def Jam Motown group into three standalone labels and promoting some key executives in the ...

  18. Andy Somers Joins APA, to Bring OFF!, Social Distortion with Him

    March 21, 2014 3:10 PM EDT Veteran promoter Andy Somers has joined APA as vice president of concerts by agency president/CEO Jim Gosnell, to whom Somers will report. Somers was most recently SVP/co-head of the L.A. offices of the Agency Group. He’ll take a majority of his c ...

  19. Warner Bros. Records Ups Lori Feldman to EVP of Brand Partnerships/Creative Synch Licensing

    March 11, 2014 7:44 PM EDT Lori Feldman, a nearly 20-year veteran at Warner Bros. Records, has been promoted to executive VP of brand partnerships and creative synch licensing. In her new role, Feldman will continue to create brand partnerships and licensing opportunities f ...

  20. Beats Electronics Names An De Vooght Executive VP/CFO

    March 10, 2014 4:19 PM EDT Beats Electronics has appointed An De Vooght executive VP and CFO. In her new role, De Vooght will be responsible for the financial operations of Beats, while giving strategic oversight alongside the rest of the company’s senior management team. S ...

  21. JD May Appointed EVP of Global Business Development FLO {thinkery}

    March 10, 2014 12:55 PM EDT JD May has joined FLO {thinkery} in the newly created position of EVP/global business development. May will be responsible for directing the sales efforts for FLO {thinkery}, Made In Network, and all FLO-developed and managed businesses; driving t ...

  22. Atom Factory Names Julius 'J' Erving, Ty Stiklorius Co-Presidents

    March 04, 2014 10:00 AM EST Atom Factory Management , the entertainment, tech, and branding firm founded by Troy Carter, has named Julius “J” Erving and Ty Stiklorius co-presidents. Related Articles Sky Ferreira Joins Troy Carter's Atom Factory Troy Carter Signs John M ...

  23. MSG Names Tad Smith President/CEO, Hank Ratner Vice Chairman

    March 03, 2014 2:52 PM EST The Madison Square Garden Company has announced that former Cablevision executive Tad Smith will succeed Hank Ratner as president/CEO of MSG. Ratner is now vice chairman and joins the company’s board of directors.   Smith, who spent five years wit ...

  24. Nicola Tuer Named Sony Music U.K. COO

    March 03, 2014 11:43 AM EST Sony Music Entertainment has confirmed the promotion of executive vice president Nicola Tuer to the head of its U.K. label, following last week’s shock departure of CEO and chairman Nick Gatfield. Nicola Tuer Expected to Be Named Sony Music UK In ...

  25. Billboard Names Mike Bruno VP of Digital Content & Programming, Shirley Halperin Music Editor

    February 28, 2014 4:50 PM EST Mike Bruno has been named Billboard’s VP of digital content and programming, and Shirley Halperin the publication’s music editor. The announcement was made jointly by Janice Min, Billboard Entertainment Group’s co-president/chief creative officer; ...

  26. STIM Appoints Helena Woodcock as Acting CEO

    February 27, 2014 11:49 AM EST STIM, the Stockholm, Sweden-based collecting society for music creators and publishers, has announced the appointment of Helena Woodcock as acting chief executive officer following the resignation of Kenth Muldin last week. Kobalt/STIM Partnership ...

  27. Capitol Music Group Names Geoff Harris as New CFO

    February 10, 2014 11:30 AM EST Geoff Harris, a financial executive previously at the head of Universal Music's UK label division, has been named Capitol Music Group's new CFO. Harris will be relocating from London to Los Angeles for the position and will report to CMG ...

  28. Executive Turntable: Square, Adams Fox Promoted at ADA; Rose Slanic Named GM, North America for Eleven Seven Music Group; More

    February 07, 2014 1:15 PM EST Square, Adams Fox Promoted at ADA Brandon Square has been promoted to senior vice president of digital strategy and revenue at ADA Worldwide, while Tatia Adams Fox has been named senior vice president of marketing for ADA. Based in New York, bot ...

  29. Google Names Susan Wojcicki YouTube Head

    February 05, 2014 4:10 PM EST Susan Wojcicki, Google VP ads and commerce, replaces Google SVP Salar Kamangar as head of its online video platform. Related YouTube Has Paid Out $1 Billion to Music Industry In Last Few Years Grammy Week: YouTube's Robert Kyncl Faces Tough C ...

  30. John Page Named Global Spectrum President

    February 05, 2014 11:52 AM EST John Page, a 25-year veteran of the sports and entertainment industry, has been named president of Philadelphia-based public assembly facility management firm Global Spectrum. Page had been a senior vice president at Global Spectrum, and has serve ...

  31. Sony Music Expands International EDM Team With Hire of Toby Andrews

    January 31, 2014 1:11 PM EST Sony Music Entertainment is expanding its EDM team with the hire of publicist Toby Andrews, who will step into a senior marketing role. He will be based in London. "We are thrilled Toby is joining us at Sony Music. As we continue to focus on ...

  32. Dana Miller, Former Billboard Music Awards Executive Producer, To Head Marketing and Brand Development for the Hollywood Reporter and Billboard

    January 24, 2014 11:52 AM EST Former Billboard Music Awards executive producer Dana Miller will oversee marketing and brand development for The Hollywood Reporter and Billboard, THR parent company Guggenheim Media announced today. Miller most recently served as SVP, branded en ...

  33. David Hyman, Former MOG Chief, Resurfaces at Chosen.fm

    January 20, 2014 11:59 PM EST David Hyman, who negotiated the sale of the MOG music service to Beats Electronics in July 2012, announced he has joined Chosen.fm, a stealth music start-up based in San Francisco.  Business Matters: Spotify, Beats/Mog Bringing Us Music Discovery ...

  34. Clear Channel’s John Hogan Retires, Bob Pittman’s Contract Extended

    January 13, 2014 10:53 AM EST CC Media Holdings, Inc. today announced that John Hogan, chairman and CEO of Clear Channel Media and Entertainment, is retiring and has been awarded the title of Chairman emeritus of Clear Channel Media and Entertainment. In the same announcement ...

  35. DJ Drama Joins Atlantic A&R Team (Exclusive)

    January 08, 2014 9:00 AM EST Q4 Label Special: Atlantic's Julie Greenwald and Craig Kallman on Navigating 'the Xmas Bum-Rush' (Q&A) Coldplay, David Guetta Go To Atlantic Records; Radiohead & Pink Floyd Catalogs, Kylie Minogue, Damon Albarn To Warner Bro ...

  36. The Music Biz in 2013: In Flux, Disruptors Disrupted

    January 01, 2014 8:28 AM EST The week before Christmas, pondering a year-end music business essay, a litany of major stories jumped to mind, including: the Twitter and SFX IPOs; Sony and Vivendi investors’ calling for entertainment spin-offs; Live Nation’s record revenues ...

  37. Executive Turntable: Greg Marella Joins Kemosabe as EVP; Laura Bender Promoted at ADA; Mom + Pop Hire Julia Willinger, More

    December 20, 2013 10:57 AM EST Laura Bender Promoted ADA Regional Program Director After promoting Ari Taitz and Kenny Weagly to chief operating officer and SVP of A&R and label services, respectively, back in November, ADA has announced several new appointments. Laura Bend ...

  38. Dan McCarroll Named President of Warner Bros. Records

    December 20, 2013 9:47 AM EST After spending his first year getting the lay of the land, Warner Bros. Records chairman/CEO Cameron Strang is making moves to put his stamp on the label and building his management team. Dan McCarroll has been named president of the label, as he ...

  39. Steve Martin, Formerly of The Agency Group, Joins APA in Global Exec Role

    December 06, 2013 7:10 PM EST Music industry veteran Steve Martin has joined APA as executive VP of worldwide music. He most recently served as president of North American operations at The Agency Group. In his new role at APA, Martin, who was recently featured in Billboard Ma ...

  40. Anthony Aymen Saleh, Nas Manager and Ex-Atom Factory, Joins C3

    December 04, 2013 12:18 PM EST C3 Presents, the concert promotion, event production, artist management, and winner of the Top Independent Promoter award at the 2013 Billboard Touring Awards, has brought in Anthony Aymen Saleh, who will join C3's management division as exec ...

  41. Peter Luukko, President, COO of Comcast-Spectacor, Resigns; Dave Scott Named Acting President

    December 02, 2013 6:15 PM EST Peter Luukko, president and COO, of Comcast-Spectacor, the Philadelphia-based sports and entertainment company is resigning to “pursue other entrepreneurial activities,” according to a company release. Dave Scott, recently retired EVP and CFO for ...

  42. Thomas Hesse Leaving Bertelsmann At End of Year

    November 29, 2013 9:09 AM EST Thomas Hesse is leaving Bertelsmann as Billboard reported yesterday. The German media conglomerate, which owns BMG, one of the globe's largest music publishers, issued a statement confirming that its supervisory board met today and Hesse will ...

  43. Randy Phillips Out At AEG Live, Jay Marciano Named Chairman

    November 25, 2013 1:19 PM EST Randy Phillips is out as president/CEO of AEG Live, the live entertainment arm of Anschutz Entertainment Group. The company said in a statement that it is "restructuring the management of that live entertainment subsidiary" and that J ...

  44. The Agency Group Restructures U.S. Executive Team

    November 22, 2013 4:55 PM EST The Agency Group (TAG) has restructured its U.S. executive team, appointing Natalia Nastaskin CEO/general counsel, promoting Ron Bleiweiss to CFO, elevating Steve Kaul to senior VP and upping Eddie Clemens to director of marketing. Based in New Yo ...

  45. Griffin Sweet, Formerly of OMD Sound, Joins Billboard As Brand Partnership Manager

    November 20, 2013 12:33 PM EST Griffin Sweet has joined Billboard as brand partnership manager, based in New York. Sweet will report to Julian Holguin, Billboard’s director of brand partnerships, and work with the sales team on breaking and growing business to create integrate ...

  46. Michael Koch, Founder of Koch Entertainment, to Retire at End of 2013

    November 18, 2013 8:52 PM EST Michael Koch, the founder of the company that would become eOne Music, will retire at the end of 2013. In an email to employees, Koch thanked them for helping to build the company, which began life in the U.S. as Koch International and later bec ...

  47. Dick Wingate Launches BHi Music Group

    November 18, 2013 6:42 PM EST Music industry veteran Dick Wingate has launched the new artist development label BHi Music Group (BHiMG). The label’s first signings are blues-rock act Jon & the Jones and rock trio AM Aesthetic. With more than 30 years in the music busine ...

  48. Naoshi Fujikura Becomes CEO of Universal Music Japan

    November 13, 2013 1:12 PM EST Naoshi Fujikura has been promoted to president and CEO of Universal Music Japan. The move is effective from Jan. 1, 2014. He was previously president of domestic labels at the company. Fujikura will replace Kazu Koike, who has served in the posi ...

  49. Sarah Trahern Named CEO of Country Music Association

    November 13, 2013 10:37 AM EST Sarah Trahern, former SVP/GM of Scripps Networks Interactive's Great American Country, has been named the new CEO of the Country Music Association, according to a release. She will replace Steve Moore, who suddenly  resigned in July of this ...

  50. Executive Turntable: Ari Taitz, Kenny Weagly Promoted at ADA; Shawn ‘Tubby’ Holiday Joins Columbia, More

    November 12, 2013 3:09 PM EST Taitz, Weagly Promoted ADA International ADA, Warner Music Group announced two key appointments to strengthen its international concerns.  Ari Taitz was promoted to Chief Operating Officer, ADA Worldwide and Kenny Weagly is expanding his role as ...

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