Following a 13-year stint as president of Roadrunner Records, where he helped build such superstar rock acts as Nickelback and Slipknot, Jonas Nachsin has landed a new role as worldwide GM of Universal Music’s international hard rock/metal label, Spinefarm Records. Under Nachsin’s leadership, Spinefarm will increase investment in A&R and build its U.S. and European teams. “I’m definitely going to be looking for some good people to bring in and add to the energy here as we build Spinefarm into a real label force,” Nachsin says, noting that he’s also looking to sign and develop acts on a worldwide basis. Nachsin is based in New York and reports to Universal Music president of global marketing Andrew Kronfeld. Spinefarm executives Dante Bonutto, Leo Nicholas (both in the United Kingdom) and Luis Alvarenga (United States) will report to Nachsin. Spinefarm was founded in Finland in 1990 and has been part of Universal Music since 2002.
Sony Music U.S. Sales names Celine Joshua senior VP of digital sales and Scott Van Horn senior VP of sales for the Commercial Music Group. Joshua was head of digital commerce at Walt Disney Studios, and Van Horn was VP of sales at Legacy.
Warner/Chappell Production Music appoints Randy Wachtler president/CEO. He founded 615 Music.
Curb Music Publishing promotes Colt Cameron to senior creative director. He was creative director.
Narrative taps Nam Nguyen as VP of strategy and creative development. He was creative director of the content studio at 360i.