Executive Turntable: Moves at SESAC, Republic, Madison Square Garden and More

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A list of moves and shakes across the music business, including Warner Music Group, Republic Records, SESAC and more.

-- Republic Records elevated Ben Adelson to senior vp of A&R, rising from his role as vp of A&R. 

-- Terrorbird Media welcomed Matt Jones to the publicity team. Jones previously worked for Loch Ness Management, Lefse Records, Bloodmoss Records and Parachute Publicity. 

-- TriPlay appointed Matt Downing as chief marketing officer.

-- APA promoted music agent John Pantle (Public Enemy, Run-DMC) to vp of its concerts department. 

-- Generation Exodus appointed Greg Knapp as director of touring and marketing. Knapp will travel on “The Drop Tour” bus, acting as a liaison through Generation Exodus for the tour, a partnership with Capitol Christian Music Group and featuring Capital Kings, NF and DJ Promote. 

-- SESAC named Pat Collins, current president and CEO of SESAC Performing Rights, as vice chairman and senior advisor to the company, effective April 1, 2016.

-- The Madison Square Garden Company appointed Colin Ingram as executive vp of MSG Productions. 

-- BPI announced that Mike Batt will step down from his role as deputy chairman to focus on expanding his Dramatico Group business.

-- After 14 years as the CEO/executive director of Music BC Industry Association, Bob D’eith announced his departure from the organization.

-- Universal Music Group appointed Eric Berman executive vp of public affairs, a newly created position with global oversight of the company’s public policy and government relations. 

-- Island Records named Rani Hancock head of A&R. She will also be involved in A&R for Safehouse Records, Islands’ joint venture with Phil McIntyre (Nick Jonas, Demi Lovato).

-- MapleCore Ltd. appointed Steve Nightingale to the newly created position of vp, acquisitions at Maple Music Recordings/Fontana North, effective Jan. 1, 2016. Nightingale will also bring his artist management company, Vitality Music Management, into Maplecore’s Artist Management Division.

-- Webster Public Relations appointed Scott Adkins as vp of publicity and Jaime Spinner as publicity manager.

-- Arts & Crafts announced that Jason Burns will join its Craft Services artist management division. 

-- Conde Nast Entertainment named Tatiana Gonzalez Rama, a Spotify and Google veteran, head of video data and growth. 

-- National Music Publishers’ Association hired Erich Carey as vp & senior counsel, litigation. 


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