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Sony/ATV Music Co-President Rick Krim Departing

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Rick KrimĀ 

Sony/ATV Music Publishing co-president Rick Krim is leaving the publisher, company sources have confirmed. 

He had been with the publisher since 2015, when he was brought in to lead all A&R operations in Los Angeles. He reported to chairman/CEO Martin Bandier, with whom he previously worked at EMI Music Publishing back in the 1990's. Another EMI veteran, Jon Platt, takes over the top spot in April when Bandier's contract expires.

Krim's departure from Sony/ATV was first reported by Variety.

Prior to joining Sony/ATV, Krim was executive vice president of artist development at Republic Records. Before that he spent much of the past 30-plus years working in television, dating back to 1982 as a business manager at MTV, where he eventually rose to vp of talent and artist relations.

He moved to EMI in the 1990s, spending six years there overseeing the promotion and marketing department; and then returned to Viacom in 2001 to become evp of talent and music programming at the MTV parent.

UPDATE: This article was updated at 3:15 p.m. EST to note Krim has not yet left the company, but is planning to soon.