Sony Music has added several new executives to lead its podcasting strategy over the course of the year, according to an internal memo obtained by Billboard.
Written by Sony Music president, global digital business and U.S. sales Dennis Kooker and Sony Music president, film and TV A&R Tom Mackay, the memo detailed recent hirings of Emily Rasekh as senior vp business development and operations, Brittany Hall as vp sales, Ryan Zack as vp revenue operations and Christy Mirabal as vp marketing. Rasekh will report to Kooker and Mackay; while Hall, Zack and Mirabal will report to Rasekh. All four are based out of the company’s New York office.
“Together this leadership team strongly positions us to super-serve the podcast community, help them reach larger audiences on more platforms and further grow our podcasting business opportunities around the world,” the memo reads. “With a rapidly expanding number of creative partnerships and with the strength of our best-in-class capabilities, we are confident they will keep enhancing Sony Music’s compelling value proposition in the podcasting industry.”