Veteran executive Jennifer Blakeman was named the new chief creative officer of Atlas Music Publishing by CEO Richard Stumpf, who also tapped Michael Petersen as COO. Blakeman was senior vp creative for Universal Music Publishing Group and Zomba, and was once a recording artist signed to Warner Bros. Records, with albums produced by Eddie Van Halen and Ted Templeman. She is also an adjunct professor of music publishing at New York University, where she has taught since 2006. Petersen was executive vp/GM of Kobalt U.S. and senior vp business and legal affairs for UMPG, and is known for his pragmatic, artist-friendly approach. He started out as a junior associate at the law firm of Manatt Phelps & Phillips.