Executive Turntable: New Hires at SoundCloud, United Talent Agency, Spotify & More
-- SoundCloud promotes Megan West as the new Vice President of Content Relations. Her duties will include managing the companies’ relationships with labels, artists, managers and audio partners.
-- The Production Music Association promotes Adam Taylor as Chairman of the PMA. Previously, Taylor served as Vice Chair of the PMA Board of Directors. PMA also appoints Joe Saba as the new Vice Chairman.
-- The Kurland Agency hires Gunter Schroder as Vice President of the International Division where he will be responsible for booking operations covering international territories outside North America.
-- iHeartRadio programmer, Geoff Gamere joins United Talent Agency as an asset to work with new talent, tour marketing, artist and label relations and brand strategies.
-- Mitch Glazier was recently named President of the Recording Industry Association of America. RIAA also announced Glazier will become chairman and CEO of the company, succeeding Cary Sherman in January 2019.
-- Spotify who has acquired the startup company, MightyTV has also brought in founder and CEO Brian Adams to become the new Vice President of Technology. His new role offers assistance in streaming music services alongside the audio advertising business.
-- New members join ASCAP to serve as writers and publisher members on the performance-rights board of directors. The organization includes Michelle Williams, Desmond Child, Marilyn Bergman, Richard Bellis, Bruce Broughton, Dan Foliart, Alf Clausen, Marcus Miller, Jimmy Webb, Doug Wood and many others.
-- Global brought in Debbie Ward to lead a team to manage growing festival business in the UK festival circuit.