Executive Turntable: Departure at Sony Music Nashville, New President at WEA Corp. and more


A list of moves and shakes across the music business.

-- Dominique Kulling is the new Managing Director of BMG’s operations in Germany, Switzerland and Austria. Kulling will lead a team of 33 based in Berlin. 

-- Decca launched a new publishing division and appointed Natasha Baldwin as SVP. Baldwin was previously Group President, Creative & Marketing for Imagem Music Group, where she represented the publishing rights. 

-- Rob Farina is now the Head of iHeartRadio, Syndication, and Strategic Initiatives, Bell Media Radio. In addition to leading iHeartRadio Canada, Farina will now be responsible for growing Orbyt Media, Canada’s premier radio content syndication group. 

-- After 22 years, Paul Barnabee will be leaving Sony Music Nashville at the end of the year. Barnabee serves as the SVP of Marketing for the company. 

-- TuneCore is expanding to Italy. TuneCore Italy is the service provider’s fourth launch in the European market and sixth international expansion (UK, Australia, Canada, Japan, Germany, France, and Italy). TuneCore Italy customers will be able to take advantage of the company’s strategic partnership with Believe Digital, which offers advanced artist services

-- Music executive Tony Harlow has been named President of WEA Corp., the global artist and label services arm of Warner Music Group (WMG). Harlow will relocate to New York City from Sydney, Australia and start his new position on Mar. 1 2017. 

-- Australian producer PACES (Mikey Perry) recently signed a co-publishing deal with Primary Wave Music Publishing and BMG. Previously, Perry re-signed with independent Australian record label Etcetc. 

-- Sean Mulligan has been appointed Vice President of Creative, eOne Music Publishing. Mulligan recently built Rock Steady Music as a licensing and music supervision company under the Last Gang Records umbrella.


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