Alouete spent 15 years at VH1, where she helped break artists with the 'You Oughta Know' series.
Longtime television executive Sandy Alouete is stepping down as senior vp of music and talent relations at MTV, Billboard has learned. Alouete arrived at MTV a little more than a year ago after 15 years with VH1, where she headed up the music and talent teams and curated much of the network's artist-focused programming.
Alouete is departing the Viacom network to spend time with family, but will continue to serve on the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame nominating committee, a rep for MTV confirms. A search for a new svp of music, a role that reports to Chris McCarthy, president MTV/VH1/Logo, is underway.
At MTV, Alouete managed the artist and talent lineups across the network's portfolio of tentpole events, notably curating Beyonce's mini-concert during the last MTV Video Music Awards. Most recently, she turned what is usually a stuffy affair -- the opening of a corporate office -- into a Snoop Dogg-DJ'ing, Flo Rida-performing, raucous event.