Jan. 20, 2016
John Ochoa, former director of publicity at Dim Mak, joined Insomniac Events as senior editor.
DJ Khaled signed with United Talent Agency for representation in all areas.
Crowdfunding platform Patreon closed a round of $30 million in Series B funding, led by Thrive Capital.
Manhattan Production Music established its first Los Angeles office, electing Andrew Robbins as its new senior director of film/TV music.
Sarah Chavey exited Anthemic Agency and Flood Magazine to join Praytell Agency as a senior strategist.
Mariah Carey and Australian casino owner James Packer announced their engagement.
Insomniac Events founder Pasquale Rotella and wife Holly Madison announced that they are expecting their second child.
Shore Fire Media director of publicity Elizabeth Lutz and husband Chris Zembower, principal engineer at NBCUniversal, announced the Jan. 5 birth of son Harvey Otto Zembower.
Michael Bublé and his wife, Argentine actress Luisana Lopilato, welcomed a baby boy, Elias Bublé.
Sony Pictures Classics acquired the Thorsten Schutte-directed documentary Eat That Question: Frank Zappa in His Own Words at the Sundance Film Festival.
Peermusic appointed Carter Armstrong senior vp film and television music.
Univision appointed Alejandro Nieto Molina senior vp/GM of the company’s radio division.
Chris Brown signed with United Talent Agency for representation in all areas.
Gary Stiffelman joined Greenberg Traurig as a shareholder in the firm’s entertainment and media practice. Stiffelman’s clients include David Guetta and Kobalt Music Group.
Miley Cyrus joined the cast of Woody Allen’s forthcoming, and untitled, Amazon series.
Craig David signed a recording contract with Insanity Records, a joint venture with Sony Music U.K. through independent company Speakerbox.
Actress Zosia Mamet was cast as Patti Smith in the forthcoming Ondi Timoner-directed biopic Mapplethorpe, based on the life of photographer Robert Mapplethorpe.
Mike Easterlin was promoted from GM to president of Fueled by Ramen and Roadrunner Records.
Patrick Confrey exited Derris & Company to start his own venture, PCPR, bringing along clients including Camila Cabello, Daya, Cyndi Lauper and Fletcher.
Craig Averill joined entertainment law firm Serling Rooks Hunter McKoy & Worob as partner. Averill’s clients include James Murphyand Phoenix.
Warner/Chappell signed a worldwide publishing agreement with songwriter-producer Kara DioGuardi.