Executive Turntable: New Hires at Capitol Music Group, Berklee, Dick Clark Productions, and More
-- Music Glue has appointed Neil Robertson to the position of Head of A&R Australia. Robertson has spent the last decade with V2 Recordings/Cooperative Music, AU as an International Label Manager, where he worked with acts such as alt-J, Bloc Party, CHVRCHES, and more. He first gained experience in the industry by managing Belle & Sebastian for 10 years.
-- Greg Marella has been named Executive Vice President, Promotion at Capitol Music Group. His new position will allow him to oversee planning and promotion for Capitol and Virgin labels, as well as support the promotion of CMG's Blue Note Records, Harvest Records, Astralwerks, Motown and other affiliated labels. Previously, Marella has worked with Imagine Dragons, Lady Gaga, Blink 182 and more.
-- Berklee has named Alison Plante chair of the university's Film Scoring Department. Plante is the first female chair of a collegiate film scoring department. In the past she has scored documentaries for PBS and the History Channel, national television ads, independent films, multimedia museum exhibits and live theater.
-- Tiffany Ferguson will enter into her new role as Executive Director of the Women in Music Professional Association Canada. Ferguson had her start with MuchFACT, while simultaneously acting as office manager for True North Records and executive assistant to Bernie Finkelstein.
-- Ian MacKay has been re-appointed as President of Re:Sound, a Canadian not-for-profit music licensing company. As a result, he will remain in his current role through the year 2020. The organization has more than doubled its core revenues since he first took on the role of President in 2009.
-- Streaming service Deezer announced two new appointments: Jorge Rincon will become Vice President of North America, and Phil Moore will take on the role of Vice President of Southern Europe and MEA. Rincon comes to Deezer from Millicom, while Moore joins from Huawei Technologies.
-- Dick Clark Productions has named Tim Bock as Senior Vice President of Production. In his new role, Bock will oversee production for events such as the Billboard Music Awards, American Music Awards, Dick Clark's Rockin' Eve With Ryan Seacrest, and more. He comes to the production company from ABC's Alternative Series & Specials Department.
-- Carl Folta, head of communications at Viacom, is exiting the media conglomerate after 32 years.
-- Spirit Music Group has appointed James Cheney to senior director of A&R, where he will contribute to the company's U.S. operations and find, sign, and develop new talent. Prior to his new position, Cheney was with Universal Music Publishing Group.