— Vevo has promoted JP Evangelista to head of music and talent, where he will oversee the talent team, all bookings in the U.S. and Vevo’s artist development programs, LIFT and DSCVR. He previously served as vp of creative content & programming for Vevo US.
— Henry Donahue has been appointed to oversee the VH1 Save the Music Foundation, which is nearing its 20th anniversary, as executive director. Donahue previously served as as COO and head of partnership of global digital agency Purpose. James Perry, vp of marketing at JetBlue, will also join the foundation’s board.
— Bria Aab has joined The Beggars Group of Labels (4AD, Matador Records, Rough Trade Records, Young Turks and XL Recordings) as radio promotions manager. She previously working in radio promotions at Team Clermont for two years and will be based out of Beggars’ New York office, handling College, Non Comm and Specialty Radio.
— Deezer has appointed company veteran Aurélien Hérault as vp of product; putting personalization at the center of streaming service. He joined Deezer in 2007 as lead software engineer and a year later became vice president of engineer. He was appointed vp of research and development in 2012.
— The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) has promoted Gabriela Gonzalez to vp of Latin, where she will oversee the Latin membership department; including memberships in Los Angeles, New York, Miami and Puerto Rico. Gonzalez previously serves as assistant manager of film, tv and mew media at Peermusic; she joined ASCAP Latin membership team in 1999 as an associate director, and became senior director of Latin in 2013. She has signed artists such as Marco Antonio Solís, Claudia Brant, Gerardo Ortíz, Jose Alberto Inzunza and Mario Domm.
— Trina Tombrink has been appointed vp of promotion & artist development at RED Distribution, where she will oversee Triple A promotion for RED in North America. Tombrink started her career at Columbia Records in 1991 and held positions there until 2007. She previously served as vip of Triple A promotion & artist development at Public Records for seven years, and worked in developing the careers of artists such as Florence + The Machine, Lorde, Of Monsters and Men, Gotye and recently James Bay.
— ACE SL has appointed Randy Bloom as general manager of Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land, the upcoming indoor state-of-the-art performance venue in Texas. Bloom has 20 years of experience in the entertainment business and managing global productions associated with brands such as Nickelodeon, Cirque du Soleil, Warner Bros., and HIT Entertainment among others.
— Creative Artists Agency (CAA) has expanded its staff with a great amount of promotions. David Ball, Janet Kim, Lanell Rumion, Ben Schildkraut and Phil Quist have been promoted to agents in the music department. Matt Brownstein has also been promoted to agent in the sports’ baseball department, along with Angela Dallas and Ali Spiesman as agents in the television department. In addition, Natalie Drye has been promoted to executive in sport’s property sales department and Allison Wruble to executive in the innovation group. Ball and Drye are based in London. Brownstein, Dallas, Kim, Quist, Rumion, and Wruble are based in Los Angeles. Schildkraut and Spiesman are based in New York.
— Eric Baker has joined Primary Wave music’s talent management ream as a new management partner, where he will focus on expanding the rock roster and opportunities for existing talent; the current roster includes Candlebox and Jack Russell’s Great White. Baker has over 28 years of experience in music management, creative marketing and radio promotion, including positions at A&M Records, RCA, National Promotion of Alternative and New Breed.