RECORD COMPANIES: Columbia Records appoints Kathy Baker VP of digital marketing. She was senior director.

ABKCO Music & Records names Danielle Boone licensing manager and Ivette Fuentes assistant controller. Boone was team leader of publisher services at the Harry Fox Agency, and Fuentes was a staff accountant at Ernst & Young.

PUBLISHING: BMI promotes Tracie Verlinde to executive director of writer/publisher relations in Los Angeles. She was senior director.

Kobalt Music Group promotes Merril Wasserman-Serling to executive VP of business development and appoints Rebekah Alperin senior VP of communications and marketing. Wasserman-Serling was senior VP of business development, and Alperin operated her own firm, Alperin Entertainment.

TOURING: AEG names Adam Wilkes senior VP of music and touring for Asia. He was partner/managing director at Taihe Interactive Media.

RELATED FIELDS: The Gospel Music Assn. appoints Mathew Knowles to its board of directors. He is president/CEO of Music World Entertainment.

The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum appoints Jeff Schwartzenberg senior director of marketing. He was senior director of marketing and communications for the Nashville Predators Hockey Club.

Management/entertainment company the Co-Op taps Maurice Miner as an associate. He was director of syndicated and satellite radio at Sony Music Nashville.

Sacks & Co. names Samantha Tillman senior director of media relations. She most recently launched New York-based firm Daffodil Publicity.

The Mitch Schneider Organization promotes Aaron Feterl to associate publicist. He was an executive assistant.


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