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Executive Turntable: New Hires at Pandora, Red Bull Records, Vevo & More

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-- Warner Music Group has named new General Managers for Sweden and Finland. In addition to current marketing roles, Magnus Ribbeklint will take on his new role for WMG Sweden and Mark Fry will settle into his role with WMG Finland. 

-- SB Projects, Scooter Braun's company that fuses music, film, television, technology, and social good, has hired James Shin as Vice President of Content Development. Shin joins SB Projects from TriStar pictures where he was a development executive.

-- Nashville Business Journal’s Women In Music City Awards honored SESAC’s Ellen Bligh Truley for the third consecutive year. Truley, SESAC’s Senior Vice President, Corporate Relations, was celebrated as one of Nashville’s business professionals who impact the music industry.

-- Lyric providers Genius welcome Steve Stoute to the company's board of directors. Stoute is CEO of Translation as well as a music industry veteran. 

-- Red Bull Records has appointed Joe Calitri to General Manager. He joined the team in 2013 as the International General Manager, and prior to Red Bull Records he was General Manager of Fueled By Ramen.

-- Vevo's Chief Revenue Officer Nic Jones is leaving the company so that he can relocate to Australia and be closer to his family. He joined Vevo in 2011 and will stay on through the end of the year.

-- Downtown Music Publishing has hired Alan Goodstadt as Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining Downtown, Goodstadt was co-founder and Managing Partner of the investment company Amplified Capital Partners.

--  Nick Bartle will take on the new role of Chief Marketing Officer for Pandora. Prior to Pandora, Bartle was Vice President of Member Marketing and Communications at LinkedIn.

-- Viacom International Media Networks has shared a series of executive promotions across its Asia-Pacific branch. Paras Sharma has been promoted to senior VP & General Manager for Southeast Asia. Simon Bates has been appointed VP, head of MTV Asia Pacific, and Comedy Central and Spike for Australia and New Zealand. Finally, Kirsty Bloore, has been promoted to senior director, research for Asia Pacific.

-- Brady Brock will take on the new role of Vice President of Publicity at New West Records.

-- Michele Fleischli has joined the artist management company Constant Artists. She has brought Mikal Cornin and Tenacious D -- along with his annual music comedy festival Festival Supreme -- along with her to the company.  

-- PledgeMusic announced it has closed the deal to acquire As a result, Founder and CEO Matt Peterson will transition to the new title and role of PledgeMusic GM, Austin.