Executive Turntable: New Faces, Promotions at Beggars, Republic Records, Capitol & More

Ambrosia Healy
Courtesy Capitol Music Group

Ambrosia Healy

-- The Beggars Group announced the following expansion and promotions within the radio department: Risa Matsuki was promoted to VP, Promotions; Brien Terranova joined as Sr. Director, Promotions; and Hector Montes rose to National Director, Promotions. 

-- Republic Records announced the addition of Marleny Dominguez as Vice President of Marketing, helping to spearhead the marketing of the label’s roster across urban, pop, and crossover genres. She previously served as Vice President, Urban at eOne Music, launching the careers of Jim Jones, DJ Khaled, and DJ Drama

-- Trevor Rose was promoted to Senior Vice President, Talent & Series Development, of VH1, rising from his position as Vice President, Talent & Development. Rose will oversee all talent at VH1, leading a team of executives on both coasts responsible for talent relations, casting, and series development for the network. 

-- Longtime music agents Stephen Brush and Terry Rhodes launched a new agency -- Patriot Artist Agency -- focused on big agency representation with boutique agency attention. Rhodes previously served as head of ICM’s East Coast Music, and most recently headed up the music division at Resolution. Brush endured a long career at ICM and previously launched International Artists Agency. 

More Moves

-- Australia’s independent music companies trade body AIR appointed Dan Nevin as new CEO, joining from JB Hi-FI, where he served as digital music manager. 

-- Ambrosia Healy was named Senior Vice President, Head of Media Strategy & Relations at Capitol Music Group. Healy comes to CMG as a 20-year veteran, working as an independent publicist for most of her career, and guiding the media strategies for acts like Dave Matthews Band, Coldplay, Nine Inch Nails, and Fiona Apple.

-- Following the departure of legal policy chief David Carson earlier this month, the IFPI announced that Lauri Rechardt would take on an expanded role with the global trade body as director of licensing and legal policy. 

-- Joe Cuello, former SVP of music services at MTV, joined TuneCore as CCO, where he will oversee the TuneCore brand and spearhead initiatives such as new partnerships and special events that will provide additional growth opportunities for musicians and songwriters. 

-- Chris McCarthy, Executive Vice President of MTV and General Manager of MTV’s sister networks MTV2 and mtvU, announced he will also serve as Logo TV’s new General Manager.

-- The Agency Group announced the appointment of casino entertainment pioneer Seth Shomes to develop and operate its newly created Casino Division. Shomes previously served as Founder and CEO of Day After Day Productions.

-- Thomas Gutches was named President, The Artery Foundation, where he will develop worldwide strategy for Artery’s talent management roster and oversee its operations. Gutches previously served as Vice President of Operations. 

-- Dan Chertoff was named Vice President, A&R, RCA Records, responsible for signing and developing artists for the label. Previous, Chertoff served as Director of A&R at Canvasback Music/Atlantic Records, where he signed alt-J and The Orwells. 

-- Neil Gaffney was appointed Senior Vice President, International Affairs, ASCAP, now responsible for the interests of ASCAP members internationally, and for maintaining strong relationships with performing rights societies around the world. 

-- Adam Lang, Managing Director of Fairfax Radio Network, was elected as chairman of Commercial Radio Australia during the trade body's annual general meeting. He replaces outgoing chairman Rhys Holleran, CEO of Southern Cross Austereo, who completed his second term from 2012 – 2013.

-- SoundHound announced several new hires, including Bryce Weitzel as Director, Ad Solutions & Integrated Marketing, Gabrielle Mayer as Director, Client Services, and Mary Ellen McKenna as Senior Account Executive. All three new employees previously held positions at Pandora. 

-- Indie global rights agency Merlin announced the official opening of its New York office on Nov. 1, appointing Jim Mahoney as General Manager US. 

-- Shore Fire Media announced the promotion of both Josh Page and Alison Smith to the position of Senior Account Executive. 


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