Executive Turntable: Moves at Sony Music Nashville, MSG, Pandora & More

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Kanye West performs at the Forum on Oct. 25, 2016 in Inglewood, Calif. 

A list of moves and shakes across the music business.

-- John Zarling has joined Sony Music Nashville as EVP/Marketing & New Business.
 Zarling will now oversee marketing efforts, as well as brand partnerships, digital marketing, international marketing, media and creative services.

-- Peermusic managing director Nigel Elderton has been tapped to succeed Guy Fletcher as chairman of U.K. collecting society PRS for Music. "I look forward to working closely with Robert Ashcroft and my two deputy chairmen during what is undoubtedly one of the most challenging and pivotal times for the UK music industry, both at home and internationally," Elderton said.

-- Geni Lincoln has been promoted to VP of concert bookings, L.A. at MSG Entertainment. In this role, Lincoln will continue booking talent for MSG's Forum (pictured) in Inglewood, Calif. 

-- Chuck Swaney has joined Red Light Management as head of Country Promotion. Previously Swaney spent eight months as Curb’s Sr. Director of Country Promotion and Creative Projects.

-- Jack Randall has been named President of the Agency Division at The Kurland Agency, where he will direct domestic and international bookings. 

-- Reed MIDEM announced that Alexandre Deniot is joining the company as the new Director of Midem.

-- INgrooves Music Group announced that it has created a new position and recruited Dr. SK Sharma as EVP of Insights & Analytics. In addition, the company announced that former Ticketmaster CEO Sean Moriarty has joined its Board of Directors.

-- Vivendi appoints Amos Genish as Chief Convergence Officer of Vivendi. In his new role, Genish will oversee the Group’s convergence strategy between content, platforms and distribution. 

--Pandora welcomes Bill Crandall to Music Makers group as the VP of Brand Partnerships. Throughout his career, has held roles at Madison Square Garden company, Wenner Media (Rolling Stone) and AOL. 

--Artist Manager Alex Bowen joins Silverback Music Management. Bowen previously worked with Silverback as a promoter for several years.

-- Chart Room Media announced that Bill McCue has joined the company as Senior Vice President. Prior to joining Chart Room Media, McCue served as Senior Vice President at North Six Agency in New York City.

-- Jonathan Cohen will be working with Global Citizen’s talent relations team as a senior producer. His new role entails overseeing talent booking and artist relations for Global Citizen events worldwide. 

-- Eventbrite has hired artist manager Paul Everett as Head of Music Partnerships; a newly-created role in which Everett will implement the company’s music strategy.

-- Canadian music rights company Ole has appointed Tracey Singer as Senior Director, Label Services. Previously, singer had her own artist management company, K Music Management, which has managed numerous artists over the past 20 years.

-- Warner/Chappell Music recently promoted Alicia Pruitt to Senior Vice President, A&R. She previously served as Senior Director, A&R. During her tenure at Warner/Chappell, Pruitt has signed new talent, secured top cuts for the publisher’s songwriters, and furthered their careers.


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