Executive Turntable: New Hires at Boston Conservatory, Glassnote Records, Universal Music Publishing Group, and More

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The Boston Conservatory buildings.

-- Boston Conservatory president Richard Ortner announced he will retire come June 2017, he has held the position for 18 years.

-- Merry Jane, the cannabis media platform whose partners include Snoop Dogg and executive Ted Chung along with Seth Rogen, Guy Oseary and Miley Cyrus, announced the appointment of Noah Rubin as Editor-In-Chief, responsible for driving the brand's creative voice through editorial, video content, technology and experiential initiatives. Rubin formerly held the same title at Nas's Mass Appeal and has also worked with such media outlets as Complex, VIBE, and XXL.

-- Jody A. Harry has been appointed chief financial officer of the United States Copyright Office. Harry has more than 20 years of experience in financial leadership; she is a certified public accountant and a certified management accountant and most recently served as comptroller of the Civil Rights Division of the United States Department of Justice.

--Street Team has hired Jeff Kreinik as VP of Live Entertainment for North America. Kreinik previously held the position of Head of Festivals for TicketFly, which was bought by Pandora last year. 

-- The International Publishers Association has elected Michiel Kolman as its next president. He will assume the new role on Jan. 1, 2017 when incumbent Richard Charkin compeltes his two-year mandate.

-- Christine Taylor has been appointed to the newly created role of senior VP, finance for Alternative Distribution Alliance Worldwide -- Warner Music Group’s independent distribution and services arm. Taylor has previously worked at both Island and Atlantic Records, Fox News Channel, and Sony Entertainment. 

-- Glassnote Records has hired Mario Vazquez as Northeast Regional Manager of Promotion. Vazquez joins the company from iHeartMedia where he held the position of national entertainment coordinator. 

-- Atlantic Records UK appointed Caroline Dollimore to the role of director of publicity. Dollimore was previously head of entertainment at Purple PR, an agency that represents Sam Smith, Beyonce, Adele, and more. 

-- Jake Simon has been appointed to director of creative for Universal Music Publishing Group. Prior to his new role, Simon has worked at Atlas Music Publishing and Broadcast Music International. 

-- Kobalt, an independent music services company, has hired Laurent Hubert to run its newly formed B2B rights management platform division. He will take on the role of president, platform and investments. 

-- Phil Quartararo, has been appointed vice chairman of Loton, Corp.'s LiveXLive subsidiary. His career spans more than three decades and artists he has worked with have collectively sold more than 350 million records worldwide.