Executive Turntable: New Hires at iHeartMedia, RCA Records, Spotify & More

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-- Seasoned music veteran Joe Daddio rises to vp of pop promotion at RCA Records. Formally, Daddio served as senior director of the record company. 

-- Rob Whiteside is named iHeartMedia’s new digital program director under their Virginia/Carolina region and Kelsey Maxon as digital program director in the Hartford district. 

-- Universal Music Group snags former Genius executive editor, Andre Torres as vice president of urban catalog at Universal Music Enterprises. 

-- Warner/Chappell appoints Kurt Deutsch as svp of theatrical and catalog development. In the new role, Deutsch will manage the company’s signing of theatrical composers along with the development of new theatrical projects. 

-- With a joint venture between UK’s PPL and PRS, the hire of Suzanne Smith takes places with the new role as managing director of operation focusing on public performance licensing collaboration. 

-- The free online music service startup Record Bird breaks through with its second six-figure investment round while gaining executive, Stefan Baumschlager. The new exec previously held the executive position at YouTube. 

-- Spotify welcomes the newest additions to the team with the recruit of four directors: Tom Staggs, Shishir Mehrotra, Cristina Stenbeck, and Padmasree Warrior. The music streaming company are preparing for a possible float within the year. 

-- Downtown Music Publishing celebrates Roberto Neri’s election to the PRS Board of Directors. The managing director of Downtown Music UK will be an invaluable asset to the songwriters and publishers organization. Imogen Heap was also selected as the writer director on the board where Heap served as a member of PRS for more than 20 years. 


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