Executive Turntable: New Hires at Sony, Warner Bros., BMI & More
-- Thierry Chassagne, president of Warner Music France, was appointed a Knight of France's National Order of Merit. Music industry executive Bernard de Bosson presented the honor, which is awarded by the President of the French Republic to individuals with distinguished military or civil achievements.
-- Cinematic Music Group welcomes Chris Herche as the new head of marketing. Herche hails from Entertainment One, where he spent nine years as vice president of digital and A&R.
-- Warner Bros. Records names award-winning music supervisor of Glee fame PJ Bloom senior vice president, film & television music and soundtracks. Here, he'll take charge of the placement of WBR's roster in television, movies and other forms of visual media.
-- Adam Granite departs his position as president, Northern & Eastern Europe and Africa at Sony Music, where he served as an executive in various positions for 21 years. The announcement comes after recently-appointed Sony CEO Rob Stringer confirmed the closing of the company's International headquarters in London.
-- Partisan Records gains Zena White as managing director of both the independent label group and its sister company, Knitting Factory Records. White joins the team from The Other Hand, where she worked on campaigns for the likes of Run The Jewels and Stones Throw.
-- BMI promotes Alison Smith to executive vp of distribution, publisher relations and administration services, and Mike Steinberg to evp of creative and licensing. The promotions come on the heels of the retirement of Phil Graham, BMI's longtime senior vp of writer/publisher relations.
-- The nonprofit Guild of Music Supervisors announces a new Canadian Chapter, with Michael A. Perlmutter, music supervisor veteran and owner of Instinct Entertainment, as its president.
-- Cheryl Broz joins Curb Records as vice president of pop promotion and radio marketing, to be based at the company's Nashville headquarters. Broz previously served in the pop music departments at Columbia, Def Jam and Arista Records.