Executive Turntable: Moves at Concord Music, Maverick, Primephonic & More

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Concord Music announced on Monday (Nov. 12) that Rachel Reynolds is the company’s new senior director of creative content in Nashville.

Reynolds will be responsible for leading the content production efforts for the label group (Concord Records, Fantasy Recordings, Fearless Records, Loma Vista Recordings and Rounder Records). She will also oversee the execution of video content, podcasts, live events and support other creative endeavors across the company.

“I have long admired Concord Music from afar as a home to exceptional talent, a mind-blowing catalogue and a dedicated staff,” said Reynolds. Also, it is a thrill and an honor to work for someone like [Concord Music's chief label officer] Tom Whalley, whose passionate and soulful approach is more akin to an artist than most executives.”

Whalley added: “Rachel is a strategic thinker and an extremely talented producer. She and I share a vision of developing our artists’ careers in new and exciting ways. I have no doubt that her unique perspective and passion for telling stories through music will help guide the newly created Content Department to success.”

Reynolds previously worked for Los Angeles public radio outlet KCRW, helped to program and produce content from the radio station’s annual SXSW showcases and arranged pop-ups at the Sundance Film Festival.

 


 

Maverick announced on Thursday (Nov. 15) that Katherine Keating will be joining the company as chief sustainability and strategy officer. In her new role, Keating will be responsible for providing strategic resources to partner companies in tech, entertainment and direct-to-consumer industries. She will work alongside Guy Oseary, Maverick’s CEO. Keating joins Chief Impact Officer Molly DeWolf Swenson, who was hired this past March to launch Maverick Impact, advancing Maverick’s strategic focus on advocacy, philanthropy and sustainability.

“All sectors need to make a concerted push towards impact and sustainability. I want to position Maverick as an influential thought leader in this field. Katherine’s skill set, vast network and the influence that she has developed in the international affairs and policy arena will be invaluable in expanding the broader mission of the Maverick brand,” said Oseary.

Keating added: “My recent experience in media, particularly on the publishing side, has illuminated the growing need for corporations to shift their priorities towards sustainability and social impact. I am excited by the opportunity to activate these trends and work alongside an industry leader like Guy. He has given me a broad mandate to oversee sustainability and strategy under the Maverick brand and I look forward to playing an important role within the organization.”

Keating previously worked at VICE for three years, helping the company with advocacy efforts as the founding publisher of VICE Impact.

 


 

Primephonic CEO Thomas Steffens announced several new appointments Tuesday (Nov. 13): John Dalton as head of North America, Henrique Boregio as chief technology officer and Maarten Hoekstra as chief marketing officer. Dalton is based in New York, while both Boregio and Hoekstra will be based at the company headquarters in Amsterdam.

“It is an exciting time of growth for Primephonic, having launched in the U.S., the UK and most recently The Netherlands,” said Steffens. “Our global executive team will lead the charge as we continue to embrace and transform the classical music streaming experience. John Dalton, Henrique Boregio and Maarten Hoekstra bring to Primephonic a deep understanding of our customer needs and combined expertise that will be essential as we continue to build momentum.”

Prior to joining Primephonic, Dalton was a principal at The Toccata Group, an entertainment consultancy, where he acted as a consultant for business development, marketing and licensing. Boregio previously worked as tech lead and was part of the founding team of Picnic, which is one of the fastest growing Dutch startups. Finally, Hoekstra joins the team from Zelfstroom, an energy supplier in the Netherlands, where he was chief marketing officer.

“I've had the privilege of working on some revolutionary projects over the years, and saw firsthand how technology has played a decisive role both in the success of these ventures, as well as in shaping people's lives for the better,” said Boregio. “I'm excited to join the fast-growing Primephonic team to help achieve our goal of revolutionizing the classical music streaming experience.”

 


 

The Press House has added senior publicist Julia Ryan to the company’s staff, it was announced Monday (Nov. 12). She will be based in New York.

Before joining The Press House, Ryan was most recently at Blue Note Entertainment Group where she worked as the company’s in-house publicist for their New York venues. During her time there, she also worked on Sony Hall’s grand opening event in March 2018.

"I am absolutely thrilled to join The Press House team!" said Ryan. "I was immediately drawn to the company's impressive roster, which boasts a mix of incredible music and exciting projects! I am grateful to be working alongside a group of extremely intelligent, forward-thinking ladies!"

Previously in her career, Ryan spent three and a half years at Press Here Publicity where she worked with clients such as The Revivalists, AJR and Lettuce.

 


 

Emily White has been appointed as a board member of Well Dunn, a music industry internship and volunteer placement company, it was announced Wednesday (Nov. 14).

White is the founding partner of Collective Entertainment and author and podcast host of Interning 101 -- a how-to guide for interns in modern business. Her appointment as a board member sees her joining the non-profit that works to remove the barriers and biases within the music industry to create a more diverse, inclusive and open process for college students seeking internships in the industry.

“Emily is a natural fit for our Board,” said Nancy Tarr, executive director. “She was a guest lecturer at my classes at SUNY Oneonta and we were on a panel together at NAMM, and bringing her on the Well Dunn Board is the natural next step to continue to cultivate, empower and nurture the next generation of music business leaders and professionals.”

“It’s an honor to join the already esteemed Well Dunn board,” added White. “I'm looking forward to working with new and old colleagues to take the incredible work that Well Dunn is doing to the next level and beyond. As a kid from the Midwest who didn’t know anyone in the music industry when I began, I owe so much to internships. At the same time, coming from a middle-class family I know that it can be a struggle to make it work. Well Dunn is completely shifting the paradigm so everyone has the opportunity to intern and enter the career of their dreams.”


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