Executive Turntable: Moves at MSG, Matador, Razor & Tie Music Publishing & More

Madison Square Garden
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Madison Square Garden arena in New York, U.S., on Friday, May 8, 2009.

A list of moves and shakes across the music business, including Madison Square Garden, ASCAP, Def Jam, Stingray and more.

-- PRS for Music hired PR veteran Jonathan Morrish in a consultancy role at the company. Morrish previously served as director of PR and corporate communications at PPL.

-- Music for All appointed Kathryn Reinhardt as marketing coordinator, and promoted Erin Fortune to marketing manager.

-- The Madison Square Garden Company named Sharon Otterman evp and chief marketing officer.

-- Matador Records promoted Natalie Judge to GM of Matador U.K. and Robby Morris to A&R director, with Rian Fossett and Blue Kirkhope joining as U.S. label coordinator and U.K. label coordinator, respectively. 

-- Alexandra Greenberg was promoted to svp of MSO PR.

-- Ethan Kaplan, formerly of Live Nation Labs and Warner Bros. Records, joined Gracenote as senior vp/GM of music.

-- Peter Kadin, formerly a senior publicity manager at the Chamber Group, joined Def Jam as director of media and artist relations.

-- Gustavo Dudamel extended his contract as musical director of the L.A. Philharmonic through the 2021/22 season. Dudamel will also take on the role of artistic director.

-- Mikelle Schwartz was promoted to vp of marketing at Kemosabe

-- BPI's head of PR Lynne McDowell announced her departure from the firm, with plans to start her own PR company. 

-- Sacks & Co named Asha Goodman vp of their Nashville office.

-- Agent Jon Ollier, formerly of Free Trade Agency, joined Creative Artists Agency in their London Office.

-- Havas Media Group appointed Damien Marchi as global head of content.

-- Entertainment attorney Doug Mark's Mark Music & Media Law P.C., founded in 2007 with offices in Beverly Hills and New York City, partnered with music lawyer Elizabeth Gregory to spearhead a Nashville office. The joined film will comprise seven attorneys, as well as a corporate law "of counsel" relationship, in its three offices, representing clients including labels (Epitaph, Friends Keep Secrets) and artists (Purity Ring, Blood Orange, Lord Huron, Guns N’ Roses.)

-- Razor & Tie Music Publishing announced a series of new hires and promotions: Michelle Fantus joined as senior creative director, Joanne Kelsey was promoted to vp publishing administration and licensing, and Ross Asher was promoted to senior creative director.

-- Anjula Acharia Bath joined venture capital firm Trinity Ventures as entrepreneur in residence. In her role, Acharia-Bath will focus primarily on e-commerce and consumer, with a particular slant in media, music, and entertainment.

-- Stingray appointed Stephen Tapp as svp, business development. 

-- ASCAP promoted Christine Pepe to vp, business and legal affairs.

-- Downtown Music Publishing appointed Taeko Saito to the role of International A&R. Previously, Saito served as an A&R executive at SONGS Music Publishing.

-- Artist management firm Middle West expanded its reach to offices in Brooklyn, NY and Durham, NC, welcoming NY-based manager Chase Igliori, NC-based Martin Anderson, and Matt Watts in a continued advisory roll.


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