Executive Turntable: Shakeups at Big Machine, Matador Gets New Publicity Head and More Industry Moves

On The Count of Three Everyone Go Buck Wild: From left: James Young, Mike Eli, Jon Jones, Tim McGraw, Brantlee Gilbert, Chris Thompson, Jay Demarcus,  Reid Perry, Neil Perry, Kimberly Perry, Scott Borchetta, Taylor Swift, Danielle Bradbery, Cassadee Pope, RaeLynn and Laura Bell Bundy attend the Big Machine Label Group CMA Awards after party on November 6, 2013 in Nashville, Tennessee.  (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for Big Machine Label Group)

Moves at ASCAP, Big Machine Label Group, the Windish Agency, and more...

A list of moves and shakes across the music business, including ASCAP, Big Machine Label Group, the Windish Agency, Rdio, BAM, and more.

-- eOne Music promoted Phil Thornton to vp and general manager of urban inspirational, rising from his role as vp of marketing & brand management.

-- Page Jeter joined the brand communications team at PMK*BNC, arriving from Rogers & Cowan, where she served as group manager.

-- ASCAP appointed Alice Kim executive vp, chief strategy and development officer. Previously, Kim served as founder and principal of DigiConsult and senior vp of Qualcomm startup division MediaFlo, as well as senior vp of distribution and partnerships for Viacom Media Networks.

-- Former UTA music head Rob Prinz, who established the company’s music department in 2001, joined ICM as a partner. Veteran concerts agent Nikki Wheeler also made the jump from UTA to ICM, with the duo set to bring a roster that includes Celine Dion, Hall & Oates, John Hiatt, Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band, Jerry Seinfeld, Rick Springfield and more. 

-- Rdio appointed Iain Morris vp of global music publishing, joining their recently expanded team in London. Prior to joining Rdio, Morris served as head of digital, EMEA at Warner/Chappell Music Publishing.

-- Big Machine Label Group elevated Jake Basden to vp of publicity and corporate communications.  

-- Big Machine Label Group vp finance Brad Kash exited the company to form 7th Wave Entertainment Group. The new firm will focus on business management, royalty processing, audit support and consulting services.

-- Rajat Kakar was elevated to managing director of Sony DADC India. Kakar previously served as the business head for its licensee business.

-- Brandon R. Frankel was promoted to vp marketing, branding & partnerships at the Windish Agency.

-- Cumulus Media, Inc. appointed longtime Albuquerque country radio morning show host Tony Lynn to Cumulus’ 96.3 NASH Icon for afternoons.

-- The Brooklyn Academy of Music named Katy Clark president, succeeding Karen Brooks Hopkins, who will step down at the end of June. Clark comes to BAM from New York’s Orchestra of St. Luke’s, where she has served as president and executive director since 2010.

-- Shira Knishkowy, formerly of Partisan Records, was named director of publicity at Matador Records.

-- Verge Campus Media acquired GoodMusicAllDay, LLC, with plans to operate GoodMusicAllDay.com as a standalone platform with GoodMusicAllDay’s Tim Weber continuing to lead the company as CEO and Verge Campus Media co-founder/president Maxwell Zotz to serve as GoodMusicAllDay’s president.