Nielsen announces new executive appointments, including the promotion of Erin Crawford to GM of music/senior VP of the entertainment group. The company also appoints Tatiana Simonian and Andrew Feigenbaum VPs of client solutions. Based in Los Angeles, Crawford will be the commercial leader for Nielsen’s music group and oversee content acquisition for the company’s entire entertainment group. She was senior VP of content acquisition. Los Angeles-based Simonian, who appeared on Billboard’s 2012 Women in Music list, will work closely with brands engaged with music. She previously served as head of artist and music industry relations at Twitter. Feigenbaum is based in New York and will work primarily with Nielsen’s label clients. He was account executive for music partnerships at Muve Music. Simonian and Feigenbaum report to Crawford.
Universal Music Enterprises promotes Adriana Iragorri Schroeder to director of licensing and contracts for film and TV music and ups Raha Johartchi to associate director of licensing and contracts for film and TV music. Iragorri Schroeder was associate director, and Johartchi was manager.
Columbia Records promotes Brian Nolan to VP of the creative agency. He was senior director.
BMI promotes Wardell Malloy to executive director of writer/publisher relations. He was senior director.
Comma Music promotes Becca Major to executive producer and names Andy Lykens integrated producer. Major was senior producer, and Lykens was manager of creative services at Imagem.