Executive Turntable: 33 1/3 Editor Joins Bandcamp; Moves at Spotify, UMG, Make Music
A list of moves and shakes across the music business, including BPI, Universal Music, Bandcamp, Spotify and more.
-- Ally-Jane Grossan, series editor of 33 1/3, joined Bandcamp as senior editor of its new editorial team.
-- Make Music New York named Jenny Undercofler executive director. She previously served as founder and director of the new-music youth ensemble Face the Music since 2005, and was also music director of New York's Special Music School (PS 859).
-- Big Deal Music appointed Brigitte Green as senior vp of all media and creative licensing, and Damon Booth as vp, A&R and client services.
-- Keith Jopling joined Spotify's London office as global head, strategic intelligence. For the past two years, Jopling has been a strategic consultant within the UK music business as well as leading the innovation and strategy modules for the Henley Business School MBA for the Music & Creative Industries.
-- Audio technology company AfterMaster appointed Peter Doell as senior mastering engineer. In his 35 years of experience, Doell has worked as a first-call engineer at Universal Mastering, Sunset Sound, Sony Pictures and Capitol Studios. His credits include recordings by Frank Sinatra, Celine Dion, Dwight Yoakam, Marilyn Manson and others.
-- The British Phonographic Industry (BPI) appointed Tim Cooper as head of content protection.
-- Music video licensing company VPL has appointed Geoff Kempin as its new chairman, following the retirement of Fran Nevrkla as chairman at the end of 2015. Kempin has been a director of VPL since its inception in 1983 and continues to be executive director of Eagle Rock Entertainment.
-- Universal Music Group (UMG) appointed Olivier Nusse, managing director of Mercury Music Group and Universal Classic & Jazz France, CEO of Universal Music France. He succeeds Pascal Nègre, who has led Universal Music France since 1998.