Executive Turntable: Moves at Vevo, ASCAP, A2IM & More

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Vevo announced JP Evangelista's promotion to senior vice president of content, program and marketing on Tuesday (Jan. 15).

"Working with artists and their teams to maximize the impact and value of their music videos is hugely rewarding," said Evangelista in a statement. "Developing and supporting artists at all stages of their careers is central to our mission, and I’m grateful to have the opportunity to work with so many talented people both at Vevo and our wider music-industry family. More than ever, music videos are proving to be an integral element for artist campaigns, and Vevo is best-placed to serve them to the widest possible audience of global music fans."

The American Society of Composer, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) announced on Wednesday (Jan. 16) the hire of Nicole Carbone-Rogers as senior vice president and head of events effecective Feb. 11. 

"ASCAP Award Shows and other key events are an important part of ASCAP’s overall brand and member engagement strategy," said Elizabeth Matthews, ASCAP CEO, in a statement. "Nicole has an outstanding track record producing unique and stellar events in the music and media sectors that honor talent and excite guests."

The American Association of Independent Music (A2IM) announced the contract renewal of President and CEO Dr. Richard James Burgess and the hire of Andrea Pagnanelli as general manager on Monday (Jan. 14). 

In addition, A2IM shared several promotions including Patrick Ferrell as head of label relations, Lisa Hresko as senior director of of associate member services and international relations, Sheryl Cohen as senior director of culture and oversight and Courtnay Newman as manager of member services and partnerships.

A2IM also announced the hire of Chase Varga as marketing manager on Wednesday (Jan. 16).

BMG announced the promotion of Patrick Joest to executive vice president of global partnerships and synch on Monday (Jan. 14). He will work in the Berlin, Germany, office and report directly to CEO Hartwig Masuch.

"This is a significant new appointment to help BMG’s artist and songwriter clients secure the best commercial advantage from our relationships with digital and brand partners," said Masuch in a statement. "Since the earliest days of BMG, Patrick Joest has proven himself an astute and results-oriented executive, helping create arguably the most innovative approach to synch in the world. We congratulate him on this significant broadening of his responsibilities.

Spanish Broadcasting System (SBS) appointed Victor Roque to vice president, general manager of the Puerto Rico market on Monday (Jan. 14).

"Victor is the consummate ad sales executive and one of the most driven and creative leaders on our sales team in Puerto Rico," said Albert Rodriguez, SBS chief operating officer, in a statement. "He’s a veteran of the business who comes to the role with passion and deep experience that will elevate how we serve our clients in the area. Puerto Rico is a highly competitive market and Victor is the kind of sales leader our team needs to meet the rapidly changing advertising landscape. His understanding of our diverse audience will ensure we continue to push barriers while delivering strategic results to make a lasting difference with our clients."

Nonesuch Records announced the promotion of Dan Cohen to senior vice president of marketing on Tuesday (Jan. 15). He will be responsible for marketing, sales, publicity, new media and content creation.

"Succeeding Peter Clancy, who is a true legend in the business, is humbling and a great challenge," said Cohen in a statement. "My goal is to help build on the rich legacy of Nonesuch Records, and I know that under the leadership of [President] David Bither and with our amazing roster of artists and incredible staff, we can do that."

Position Music announced the promotion of Jake Versluis to vice president of A&R and interactive media on Tuesday (Jan. 15). He will be responsible for the leadership, placement and performance of the companies catalog.

"It has been an incredible eight years at Position, in which I've had a unique role within the company of recognizing and guiding musical talent, while simultaneously raising awareness for our writers and their songs across the commercial landscape," said Versluis in a statement.. "As video games and esports quickly expand and prove to be a booming forward-thinking industry, it will remain a core part of Position Music's strategy to stay ahead of the game by identifying, adapting, and growing our roster and clients within this sector."

Artists Den Entertainment announced the hire of Amber Mundinger as COO and head of strategic parternships on Tuesday (Jan. 15).

“Amber brings unique industry expertise, leadership and a clear understanding of the future of media and culture-based entertainment," said Mark Lieberman, Artists Den creator in a statement. "We are delighted to have her join The Artists Den and confident she will have an important impact on our operations and elevate the caliber of our experiences in years to come."

SoundExchange announced the appointment of Helaine S. Klasky as chief communications officer on Wednesday (Jan. 16). She will report to Michael Huppe, the company's president and CEO.

"As SoundExchange enters a new stage of growth across the music and publishing industries, Helaine is the perfect fit to help take the company to the next level," said Huppe in a statement. "Her broad range of skills and experience at the highest levels of corporate and government arenas will enable SoundExchange to be an even more effective advocate for creators, publishers and the music industry as a whole."

Genius annouced the hire of Laura Ostler Kinniburgh as inaugural head of music licensing, Keisha Wright as vp of integrated marketing and Devan Joseph as head of video on Wednesday (Jan.16).

Interscope Records announced the hire of Caroline Diaz as senior director of A&R on Wednesday (Jan. 16). 

"In a short period of time Baroline has proven herself to be an unstoppable force," said Nicole Wyskoarko, Interscope Geffen A&M evp of urban operations, in a statement. "We’re excited about what she brings to the culture of the label as a young dynamic woman working in A&R."