Executive Turntable: Moves at Sony/ATV, Republic Records and Ticketmaster

-- The National Music Publishers' Association appointed Amelia Wang as vice president of industry relations and government affairs. Previously, Wang served as chief of staff to Congresswoman Judy Chu (D-Calif).

-- peermusic promoted Tim Cohan to senior vice president of legal and business affairs. Cohan has served as in-house counsel for the firm since 2011, previously serving as vp.

-- ole appointed Chris Giansante to general manager of administration. Giansante previously worked in ole's acquisitions department. 

-- Sony/ATV Music Publishing promoted Johnny Tennander to the newly created role of deputy managing director. Tennander will also maintain his role as svp A&R Europe.


-- Larry Plawsky joined Ticketmaster as svp and head of marketplaces. 

-- The viagogo Group announced plans to double its workforce in Ireland over the next three years, increasing their team from 100 to over 200 employees. To aid in their efforts, the ticketing site also opened a new Operations Centre in Limerick, led by Oliver Wheeler, global head of communications. 

-- New West Records appointed Kim Buie as vp of A&R. Buie previously served as head of A&R at Thirty Tigers. 

-- Reservoir Music Publishing named songwriter/producer Hussain 'Spek' Yoosuf as svp of creative and A&R. 

-- Jordan Feldstein's Career Artist Management hired Dan Dalton and Julius Garcia to the firm's executive management team. 

-- Republic Records promoted Brett Alperowitz to svp of A&R for Republic and Casablanca Records.

-- Lauren Ceradini left Epic Records to join Capitol as vp of publicity.

-- Adam Vodofsky joined Agency for the Performing Arts as agent in the firm's Beverly Hills tour marketing department. 

-- The Agency Group appointed Eddie Clemens to lead global initiatives as svp and chief marketing officer. Initially hired as the director of tour marketing for The Agency Group USA, Clemens was promoted to director of marketing in 2013. 

-- UK-based PR agency Listen Up expanded into the U.S. by opening a Los Angeles office on Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood. Cecilia Doreng-Stearns will manage the office as head of press, North America, arriving from Dim Mak Records, where she served as director of publicity.

-- The Agency Group promoted Rob Zifarelli to svp.