A list of moves and shakes across the music business, including Creative Artists Agency, ASCAP, the Newport Festivals Foundation and more.
— Jay Sweet, producer of the Newport Folk Festival, was named executive producer of the Newport Festivals Foundation, Inc. In his new role, Sweet will be responsible for the development, management and execution of the jazz and folk festivals in Newport, R.I., and other music programs that enhance brand outreach.
— The International Confederation of Music Publishers (ICMP) has announced the appointment of Coco Carmona to the position of director general of the organization succeeding Ger Hatton.
— FlyteVu hired Ryan Milby (creative) and Natalie Logan (publicity). Milby previously served as Interactive design manager at Warner Music Group, while Logan held the role of account supervisor at Rogers & Cowan in Los Angeles.
— Veteran talent buyer Brad Saks, formerly of AEG Live, joined Skyway Theatre in Minneapolis in an effort to expand the venue’s show calendar and grow its national presence.
— The Australasian Music Publishers Association elected Jane English, managing director of music sales, and Matthew Donlevy, of Frankdon Music, to its board of directors.
— London-based Machine Management hired artist manager Sophie Bloggs, formerly of Three Six Zero Management. Bloggs brings with her a roster that includes DJ, producer, Nothing Else Matters label co-founder and host of Radio One’s Dance Anthems Danny Howard plus DJ, producer and label boss Oliver Dollar.
— Live events company 117 Live appointed Thomas Ovesen as CEO.
— Audio Network continues an expansion into the U.S. market, elevating Ian Ginsberg to GM of Audio Network U.S.
— Dani Frank left Shore Fire Media to join PMK-BNC’s entertainment department as an account executive.
— Creative Artists Agency added three music agents: Adam Brill (Los Angeles), Ben Buchanan (Toronto) and Brian Hill (Nashville).
— Entercom named Liana Huth VP, programming innovation. She previously held senior roles at Columbia Records, Madison Square Garden Company and AEG Live.
— Rogers & Cowan named Alan Nierob and Fran Curtis co-presidents of entertainment worldwide and Richard Davis COO/CFO.
— The Canadian Independent Music Association named Brian Hetherman interim GM for its divisional education support arm, MusicOntario.
— The IAB named Dave Grimaldi as the trade organization’s new executive VP of public policy and head of its Washington D.C. office. Grimaldi, currently director of public affairs for Pandora, will join IAB in January 2016.
— The National Music Publishers’ Association promoted Danielle Aguirre to executive VP and general counsel.
— Kenney Shiu exited BMG China, where he served as director of finance & A&R, to join Kobalt Music Group.
— ASCAP appointed Lisa Selden to its executive leadership team as senior vice president, administration services, effective January 1, 2016.
— Riot Act Media‘s Joan LeMay announced her retirement from music publicity, passing the torch to new company owner Nathan Walker.