1. Martell in Miami Honors Jesus Lopez, Edward Walson

    January 18, 2018 8:10 PM EST Flamenco and Latin beats and global sounds and personalities all merged together at the second annual Martell in Miami event, which honored Jesus López, chairman/CEO of Universal Music Latin America & Iberian Peninsula, and Broadway and film p ...

  2. Executive Turntable: New Hires at Viacom, Reservoir, BMI & Downtown

    January 16, 2018 8:10 AM EST At Viacom , Fukiko Ogisu was promoted to executive vp and senior people officer, a newly created role. She most recently served as senior vp HR business operations and information solutions. In this new role, Ogisu will oversee the company’s secur ...

  3. Universal Music Publishing Group Names Marni Condro SVP of Film & Television

    January 09, 2018 10:59 PM EST Universal Music Publishing Group has named Marni Condro to senior VP of film & television creative synchronization for the U.S., effective immediately. In her new role, Condro will oversee placements of the company’s music catalog in film, tra ...

  4. Musical.ly North America President Alex Hofmann Leaves the Company

    January 08, 2018 12:45 PM EST Alex Hofmann , who has spent the past three years at wildly popular lip sync app Musical.ly as the company's president of North America, announced today (Jan. 8) that he is leaving the company. His departure, described as amicable, arrives tw ...

  5. Def Jam Hires Loud Records Co-Founder Rich Isaacson As EVP/GM

    January 03, 2018 2:35 PM EST Rich Isaacson , who along with Steve Rifkind co-founded the influential hip-hop imprint Loud Records, has joined Def Jam Recordings as executive vp/general manager of the label, Billboard  has confirmed. The Brooklyn-born, Long Island-raised indus ...

  6. Ron Perry Officially Named Chairman/CEO of Columbia Records

    January 02, 2018 12:26 PM EST As widely expected , Columbia Records today officially named Ron Perry  as its new chairman/CEO. Perry takes over a role that was most recently held by Rob Stringer , who has been doing double duty in the position since being promoted to CEO of So ...

  7. Why SoundCloud CEO Kerry Trainor Thinks 'Being First' In Music Is Big Business

    December 18, 2017 8:40 AM EST Is Internet culture lucrative? The answer remains bleak for any industry. Some of recent history’s most culturally powerful companies -- Tumblr, Vine, Twitter, Reddit, even YouTube -- have operated in the red since their founding, and have struggl ...

  8. Executive Turntable: New Hires and Elevations at Payday, BMG & Facebook

    December 15, 2017 6:11 PM EST Adrian Nunez  has been elevated to vp of A&R at  Ultra Records/Payday Records  and its publishing arm,  Ultra International Music Publishing . Previously the director of business and legal affairs at Ultra, Nunez will advise and oversee all la ...

  9. SONGS Music Publishing President Ron Perry to Take Over Columbia Records Jan. 2

    December 08, 2017 4:32 PM EST With SONGS Music Publishing sold to Kobalt today , Ron Perry , minority owner and president, is on his way to head up Columbia Records. Sources say Perry was already the front-runner for the job, with a signed deal to helm the storied label to hap ...

  10. Executive Turntable: Moves at Atlantic, SoundExchange, Rough Trade & BBR Music

    December 08, 2017 2:37 PM EST Ian Cripps has been promoted to vp of A&R at Atlantic Records , where he'll continue to work with a label roster that includes D.R.A.M., Sturgill Simpson and "iSpy" breakout star Kyle. Cripps join Atlantic in 2014 (from Laffitte ...

  11. Complex Content Boss Noah Callahan-Bever to Exit for EVP Role at Def Jam: Exclusive

    December 04, 2017 10:06 AM EST As Complex chief creative officer Noah Callahan-Bever tells it, he first met Eminem manager and incoming Def Jam chairman/CEO Paul Rosenberg in 1998 at NYC record store Fat Beats, a year before Eminem would shake up the hip-hop game with his major ...

  12. With Major Grammy Nominations, Def Jam's Steve Bartels Is Leaving On a High Note

    December 01, 2017 3:07 PM EST Def Jam CEO Steve Bartels may be leaving the label at the end of the year, but he is going out on a high note. Four Def Jam artists -- Justin Bieber , Logic , Alessia Cara and Big Sean -- picked up eight nominations in key categories and that’s no ...

  13. Executive Turntable: New Appointments at BMG, Plus Moves at Spotify, Live Nation & More

    November 17, 2017 9:42 PM EST BMG announced  the hiring of Tom "Grover" Biery as EVP of recorded music to help lead its strong ambitions to scale its recordings arm.  The Los Angeles-based Biery, who will report to BMG US’ president of repertoire & marketing Zach ...

  14. Executive Turntable: New Appointments at Republic Records, Plus Moves at iHeartRadio, Live Nation Sweden & More

    November 10, 2017 9:43 PM EST Republic Records ' executive vice president Rob Stevenson announced the promotion of Tyler Arnold to vice president of A&R. In his new post, the New York City-based Arnold will expand his functions on Republic's A&R team, continu ...

  15. Executive Turntable: New Promotions at BMI, Plus Moves at iHeartMedia, Nettwerk & More

    November 03, 2017 9:33 PM EDT Broadcast Music, Inc. ( BMI ) has announced a series of key executive promotions within its creative team, effective immediately. Barbara Cane  assumes the newly-created role of VP of worldwide creative and advisor to the EVP of creative & l ...

  16. Executive Turntable: New Appointments at TuneIn, Plus Moves at Warner, Columbia & More

    October 27, 2017 8:29 PM EDT SoundCloud has lost its first-ever chief financial officer, Holly Lim . The former Google executive, who linked with the start-up a little over a year ago with the lofty task of trying to maintain the firm's "financial health and capital ...

  17. Executive Turntable: Hires at Def Jam, Plus Moves at Warner Music Group, Townsquare & More

    October 20, 2017 9:45 PM EDT Def Jam Recordings has found its newest executive vice president and head of A&R in artist manager and A&R executive Steven Victor . Effective immediately, Victor will join for the venerated label’s senior executive team, where he will be ...

  18. Executive Turntable: New Appointments at ASCAP, Plus Moves at BMG, Genius & More

    October 13, 2017 8:15 PM EDT The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers ( ASCAP ) announced this week that Joel Beckerman and Rudy Pérez have been elected as new writer members to its board of directors. Beckerman's work as a composer and producer through ...

  19. Executive Turntable: New Hires at Spotify, Plus Moves at Warner Bros., Pandora and More

    October 06, 2017 9:30 PM EDT In Spotify 's preparation to go public, the company has made two major additions to its corporate team. Adam Parness has left his role at Pandora  as head of publisher licensing and relations to become  Spotify 's global head of publishe ...

  20. Capitol Music Group Names Brian Nolan SVP of Brand Partnerships Division Seventeenfifty

    October 04, 2017 4:40 PM EDT Capitol Music Group is tapping respected industry exec  Brian Nolan as senior vp of its in-house brand partnership and synch licensing division seventeenfifty, the company COO, Michelle Jubelirer , announced today (Oct. 4). In his new position bas ...

  21. Aaron Bay-Schuck and Tom Corson Will Take Over Warner Bros. Records, Cameron Strang to Step Down

    October 03, 2017 12:50 PM EDT Warner Music Group unveiled the new leadership team today (Oct. 3) that will take over at Warner Bros. Records: Aaron Bay-Schuck , the president of A&R at Interscope Geffen A&M, will be named co-chairman and CEO of the label; and Tom Corso ...

  22. Interscope Geffen A&M President of A&R Aaron Bay-Schuck Will Move to Warner Bros. Records Next Year

    September 29, 2017 4:45 PM EDT As incoming Warner Music Group CEO of recorded music Max Lousada prepares to begin his reign Oct. 1 , he's made another big hire: Aaron Bay-Schuck , president of A&R at Interscope Geffen A&M will join Warner Bros. Records in a senior ...

  23. After Months Courting RCA's Tom Corson for Warner Bros. Records' Top Job, WMG Meets WBR CEO Cameron Strang in New York

    September 26, 2017 11:04 AM EDT Warner Bros. Records chairman and CEO Cameron Strang is in New York City this week meeting with Warner Music's top brass amid rampant speculation of an impending change in leadership at Warner Bros label. WMG has been in discussions for month ...

  24. Executive Turntable: New Hires at Warner Music, Plus Moves at Live Nation, Domino and More

    September 22, 2017 9:53 PM EDT Warner Music UK CFO Peter Breeden communications​ SVP Mel Fox  will assume new chief duties as part of the company’s efforts to strengthen its management team. Breeden will double up his executive duties as the chief operating officer, while Fox t ...

  25. UTA Canada's Zaed Maqbool Takes Position With Live Nation Dubai

    September 18, 2017 4:45 PM EDT One name was unaccounted for in the aftermath of UTA Canada’s sudden closure last month , which was quickly followed by announcements that the country would get two new agencies. Ralph James and Jack Ross revealed they will be running APA's n ...

  26. Executive Turntable: New Hires at Sony, Plus Moves at Live Nation, Universal and More

    September 15, 2017 5:14 PM EDT Sony/ATV Music Publishing has promoted Dan Nelson to senior vice president of the company’s international division, overseeing business operations outside of the United States and U.K., including initiatives in continental Europe, South East Asia, ...

  27. UG Strategies Acquires Magnum PR, Sioux Zimmerman Named SVP

    September 12, 2017 8:00 AM EDT UG Strategies, a multi-platform entertainment marketing firm, has acquired Magnum PR, a New York-based publicity, events, and artist development agency founded by Sioux Zimmerman (a.k.a SiouxZ ). Effective immediately, Zimmerman will serve as UG S ...

  28. Executive Turntable: Moves At Fueled By Ramen, Plus Hires at YouTube, Live Nation & More

    September 01, 2017 11:00 AM EDT Veteran A&R exec Johnny Minardi heads to Fueled by Ramen (FBR) and Roadrunner Records , where he'll take on a dual role of senior director of A&R for the sister labels. The new gig marks a homecoming for Minardi, who played a role in ...

  29. Executive Turntable: Moves At ASCAP, Plus Hires at Def Jam, Pandora & More

    August 18, 2017 2:56 PM EDT A list of moves and shakes across the music business, including at ASCAP, Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment, Pandora, The Fader and more. ASCAP  boosts its technology team with the hiring of former   New York Times  digital executive Tristan Bou ...

  30. Scott Greer Named EVP of Marketing & Commerce at Def Jam

    August 16, 2017 11:51 AM EDT Scott Greer today (Aug. 16) was named evp of marketing and commerce at Def Jam Recordings . In his new position, the long-time industry veteran will join the major label’s senior executive team to oversee branding, commerce, creative content, digi ...

  31. Bill Werde Named Director of Syracuse University's Bandier Program For Music Business

    August 15, 2017 6:29 PM EDT Bill Werde , a veteran journalist and former Billboard editorial director, has been named director of the Bandier Program for Music Business and the Entertainment Industries at Syracuse University. Werde will lead the program established in in 200 ...

  32. Former UK Music Head Jo Dipple Joins Live Nation As SVP, Public Affairs

    August 02, 2017 10:43 AM EDT Jo Dipple , former chief executive of umbrella trade organization UK Music, has joined Live Nation as senior vp, public affairs. Dipple announced that she was standing down from the top job with UK Music in January, almost nine years after joining ...

  33. 'The Late Show' Seeks Artist Booker as Senior Music Producer Exits

    July 26, 2017 1:59 AM EDT Artists hoping to perform on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert will soon have to reckon with a new gatekeeper for the coveted slots.   Twenty years after beginning her career at The Late Show, first with David Letterman, Sheryl Zelikson is leavin ...

  34. Music Students Get a Little Help From Latin Grammy Friends, Thanks to Nearly $1M in Scholarships

    July 25, 2017 4:39 PM EDT A record 44 students from around the world will receive $870,000 in scholarship money from the Latin Grammy Cultural Foundation. The number of awards and the amount is a record for the foundation, which has been providing financial aid to music st ...

  35. Executive Turntable: Rani Hancock Named President at Sire Records, Plus Moves at Universal & Def Jam

    July 14, 2017 2:55 PM EDT Rani Hancock takes on a new role at Warner Music  as president of  Sire Records , the label co-founded by  Seymour Stein  and  Richard Gottehrer  that celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. [readmore:7858089] Hancock hails from  Island Records ...

  36. Sony Pictures Entertainment Promotes Spring Aspers to Head of Music

    July 06, 2017 4:21 PM EDT Today (July 6), Sony Pictures Entertainment announced the promotion of Spring Aspers  to head of music. Formerly, Aspers held the title of executive vice president, music creative affairs. In her new role, Aspers will oversee all music-related fac ...

  37. Executive Turntable: Ashley Calhoun Elevated at Pulse, Plus Moves at Nettwerk and Sony Music Nashville

    June 30, 2017 9:55 AM EDT Pulse Music Group  bumps up  Ashley Calhoun from senior director to vice president of A&R. Calhoun, who has also served as creative director at Rondor Music Publishing , will build new initiatives in urban music and label services for Pulse cl ...

  38. Brendan Bourke Named Director of Publicity for the Syndicate

    June 26, 2017 2:54 PM EDT The p.r. vet is combining forces with the entertainment marketing company. Brendan Bourke has been named director of publicity for The Syndicate an entertainment marketing company where he will report to VP of publicity and artist development Jeff ...

  39. Executive Turntable: New Hires at Sony, Warner Bros., BMI & More

    June 16, 2017 3:27 PM EDT -- 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 ...

  40. BMI Promotes Alison Smith and Mike Steinberg to EVP Roles

    June 14, 2017 3:10 PM EDT BMI has promoted two executives as part of a restructuring of its writer/publisher department. President and CEO Mike O'Neill announced on Wednesday that Alison Smith has been elevated to executive vp of distribution, publisher relations and ...

  41. Executive Turntable: New Hires at iHeartMedia, WMG, Paradigm & More

    June 09, 2017 4:24 PM EDT --  Warner Music Group  names  Jeff Bronikowski  senior vice president of global business development and head of new technology and innovation in New York, also promoting  Tracy Gardner  to senior vice president of global business development and ...

  42. Universal Music Group Names Tuhin Roy VP of New Digital Business

    June 08, 2017 12:00 PM EDT Universal Music Group announced today (June 8) that Tuhin Roy has been appointed to the newly created position of vice president of new digital business. Roy will work with start-ups towards developing strategic digital business partnerships and e ...

  43. Capitol Music Group Appoints No I.D. as Executive Vice President

    June 06, 2017 12:20 PM EDT Capitol Music Group has named veteran producer Dion "No I.D." Wilson as executive vice president. In his new role at the label, No I.D. will be responsible for A&R and production and will work with senior management to assist on the ...

  44. Maggie Vail Named Executive Director of Cash Music

    June 05, 2017 5:02 PM EDT The Kill Rock Stars and Bikini kill vet takes over the reigns of the non-profit organization. Maggie Vail has been named the executive director of Cash Music, a non-profit organization helping to build open source digital tools for musicians and l ...

  45. Executive Turntable: New Hires At Live Nation, Polydor, Warner/Chappell, Donovan PR & More

    June 02, 2017 3:40 PM EDT --  Live Nation Canada  appoints  Ken Craig  vice president of the company's newly added Ottowa, Ontario office. Previously, Craig was a long-term senior contract producer for Live Nation as well as an independent promoter and producer based ...

  46. Wax Poetics Founder Andre Torres Joins Universal Music Enterprises to Unearth New Value From Hip-Hop's Golden Era

    May 25, 2017 12:11 PM EDT To vinyl fanatics, Andre Torres is living the dream. As founder of Wax Poetics , a magazine for hip-hop, jazz and soul crate-diggers that he launched in 2001, Torres has been a champion for lost classics for the past 20 years. Now, after stepping ...

  47. Duncan Cooper (aka 'Wildarms') Named Fader Editor-In-Chief: Exclusive

    May 16, 2017 10:00 AM EDT Duncan Cooper has been named editor-in-chief of The Fader magazine and Robert Semmer its creative director of video, according to the publication. Both Cooper and Semmer will report directly to Fader president and publisher  Andy Cohn , as well as ...

  48. Mark Robinson Named Head of Business and Legal Affairs at 300 Entertainment

    May 15, 2017 10:30 AM EDT Mark Robinson , the former svp/general counsel at BMG best known for leading the team that won a landmark digital copyright case against internet service provider Cox Communications in 2015, has been named head of business and legal affairs at 300 ...

  49. Executive Turntable: New Hires at Warner Bros. Records, Imagem, UK Music & More

    May 12, 2017 3:44 PM EDT --  Allyson Cherny-Weston is appointed vice president of brand partnerships with Warner Bros. Records . Previously, Weston was senior director of global band partnerships for Sony’s RCA Records. The company also names Carlos Ogando senior national ...

  50. Executive Turntable: New Hires at BMG, Interscope, Kobalt & More

    May 08, 2017 12:10 PM EDT -- BMG makes waves with the promotion of music executive Daniel Lee to vp creative under BMG Nashville.  -- Sony Music Masterworks welcomes Drew Thurlow as senior vice president of A&R. In his new active role, he will lead all A&R activiti ...

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