Warner Music Group promotes Sara Nemerov to senior VP/head of global consumer products and brand licensing. In addition to overseeing consumer products and brand licensing, Nemerov will develop retail partnerships and new product lines in collaboration with WMG labels and artists. “We’re trying to find the best avenue for [artists] to make money, as well as helping them have a program and a presence when they’re off-cycle on their albums,” says Nemerov, who has grown her department by hiring licensing managers Alana Schnee and Katie Reilly. Nemerov is based in New York and reports to WMG COO/corporate Rob Wiesenthal. She previously served as senior VP of consumer products and brand licensing for Rhino Entertainment and Frank Sinatra Enterprises. Since joining WMG in 2009, Nemerov has brokered licensing deals for the Grateful Dead and Cody Simpson, and is currently working with Wiz Khalifa.
Harvest Records names Jacqueline Saturn co-GM. She was senior VP of promotion at Epic Records.
Caroline promotes Dave Lombardi to VP of promotion. He was national promotion director at EMI Special Ops.
Ole in Nashville names Ben Strain creative director. He was a creative manager at Sony/ATV Music Publishing.
SESAC ups Justin Levenson to director of licensing operations. He was manager.
Live Nation in Los Angeles appoints Rick Merrill GM of the 2,300-capacity Wiltern and Stacey Levine GM of the 3,800-capacity Hollywood Palladium. Merrill was GM of Los Angeles’ Gibson Amphitheatre, and Levine was GM of the Wiltern.