Executive Turntable: New Hires at Kobalt, Spotify, BMG & More

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-- Former co-president of Columbia Records UK, Alison Donald will begin a new role as head of creative UK with Kobalt Music Recordings. Kevin Lane also joins Kobalt as creative director in their publishing department. 

-- Keith Hauprich is promoted to general counsel and senior vice president of business and legal affairs at BMG.

-- United Talent Agency gains a new digital strategy agent with the fresh hire of Nick Barnes

-- Experienced financial leader, Cary Baker is appointed as chief financial officer and treasurer for RealNetworks. Baker will serve directly under the company’s chairman and CEO as he manages all financial operations for the company. 

-- Seasoned music veteran, Olivia Regnier is hired as legal director, EU regulatory affairs for Spotify

-- Jennifer Breithaupt is named global consumer chief marketing officer at Citi. She will oversee the company’s brand positioning. 

-- Paradigm welcomes Chris Burke as the new head of corporate and special events under the company’s music division.


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