Executive Turntable: Moves at Capitol, Verve, Warner, ASCAP & More

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The Capitol Records Tower in Los Angeles, California.

A list of moves and shakes across the music business, including Warner Music Group, Sony/ATV, Verve, ASCAP and more!

-- James Steven was promoted to executive VP of communications and marketing at Warner Music Group, rising from his role as senior VP of communications and marketing.

-- Sony/ATV Music Publishing appointed Rick Krim as co-president, U.S., reuniting him with CEO Martin Bandier, under whom he worked for six years at EMI Music Publishing.

-- Courtney Lowery was promoted to VP of publicity at Epic Records. In his new role, Lowery will specialize in the design, strategy and implementation of global media campaigns, saturation of digital, print, TV, social media and new technology. Lowery previously served as Epic's senior directory of publicity.

-- Mite Gitter was appointed VP of A&R at Century Media Records.

-- Capitol Music Group elevated two key executives into new roles: Cheryl Winston as senior national director and Chris Green as national director.

-- ASCAP appointed former Warner Music exec Brian Roberts executive VP and chief operating officer.

-- Music industry vet Adam Wacht founded MRKT Music, a new record label and label services provider. The Orchard will serve as the company's digital distribution partner, while Nile Rodgers' Sumthing Distribution will handle physical releases.

-- Verve Music Group promoted Mike Rittberg to general manager.

-- Los Angeles-based hip-hop and R&B station Real 92.3 named Abdul "DJ A-OH" Hashem assistant program director and on-air personality. Hashem arrives from Miami's 103.5 The Beat, where he served as program director and and on-air personality since October 2013.


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