Executive Turntable: Atlas Music Publishing, The Agency Group, HDtracks, MSO, Entercom Communications


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.


After 22 years at MSO, publicity executive Todd Brodginski formed Reckoning PR to focus on heritage acts and iconic worldwide artists, partnering with Jeff Jampol's Jampol Artist Management. His initial client list includes The Allman Brothers Band, Art Garfunkel and the Johnny Ramone estate.


Chuck Sullivan and Ed Schulz were named vp/market managers for Entercom Communications in Milwaukee and Madison, Wis., respectively. The two replace Michael Keck, who previously served in the post for both markets.


Ash Avildsen joined the Los Angeles office of The Agency Group as agent/A&R liaison from his former role as founder/CEO of Sumerian Records and, before that, The Pantheon Agency. Matt Andersen also joined the L.A. office as an agent.


Lisa Marks was promoted to senior vp/general counsel at high-resolution music download retailer HDtracks. She was vice president.