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Executive Turntable: Beggars Group Taps U.S. Operations Head; ASCAP Names CTO

Also this week: Marketing hires and promotions at Warner Records and Columbia, Range Media expands music team and more.

Beggars Group promoted Steve Glauber to the newly-created role of head of U.S. operations and Andy Larsen to head of sales. Glauber, who was previously U.S. director of digital operations, will oversee several U.S. departments across physical and digital operations, including sales and production, as well as numerous aspects of the company’s U.S. facilities. Larsen, previously director of sales, will oversee the sales team and work closely with Beggars distributor Redeye and major accounts.

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ASCAP promoted Deepak Mohite to chief technology officer; he was formerly senior vp of software engineering and architecture. Mohite will work closely with ASCAP’s digital product and data strategy teams to execute ASCAP’s digital roadmap in support of the organization’s music creator and publisher members as well as its licensees.

Warner Records hired Dalia Ganz as senior vp of digital marketing in Los Angeles. In the role, she will work with various departments at the label along with streaming partners to develop and execute fan-centric online experiences and campaigns for the label’s roster.

Columbia Records promoted both Betsy Whitney and Victoria White-Mason to vp of marketing; both previously held the title of senior director of marketing.

Range Media Partners hired Lisa Wolfe as senior vp of operations and Sam Drake as director of A&R and publishing at Range Music.

Wasserman Music announced the launch of a new artist marketing & digital strategy department and hired Sam Benfey as director of digital strategy and Mary Pryor as senior director of strategy & Web3.

The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) hired Erin Burr as vp of media relations, Jonathan Mancera as digital strategist and Ashely Donald as studio and stage manager. Burr will lead the RIAA’s press and media outreach; Mancera will strategize, plan and execute creative digital media campaigns and manage the RIAA’s digital properties and social feeds; and Donald will oversee sound production and recording at the RIAA’s recording studio and performance space at its new Washington, D.C. headquarters.

Annie Aberle was promoted to vp of A&R at PULSE Music Group in Los Angeles; she was formerly senior creative director. She will sign songwriters and producers and develop and execute creative strategy for the company’s roster.

Reeves Price was hired as vp of festivals at AEG Presents. Price will spearhead the company’s portfolio of festivals, including oversight of budgeting, operations, marketing and safety operations.

Entertainment business advisors Reggie Gooden and Josh Martin launched the new firm 360 Business Management, which will represent musicians, actors, agents, digital influencers and other creatives. The company’s roster at launch includes music producer HARV, songwriter Cory Henry and Bella Thorne.

Web3 company OneOf hired Danny Wright as chief brand officer. In the role, Wright will be tasked with facilitating brand partnerships.

B2B distributor FUGA hired Sarah Landy as senior vp Americas in Los Angeles. She will oversee all business development and client relations for North and South America.

Blockchain-based digital music management platform Revelator hired Gilad Woltsovitch to lead its Web3 development team. In the role, he will onboard Revelator’s existing infrastructure into Web3.

Feed Media Group hired Roxy Kellogg as vp of product. She will chart product development strategy and implementation in the role.

Boutique artist development and digital marketing agency Quinton Digital promoted Ashley White to senior director of marketing and operations, where she will oversee day-to-day operations for the company at large while continuing to lead high-level marketing strategy and DSP relations. The company also elevated Maria Abdelnour to the newly-created role of senior director of management services, where she will provide day-to-day support to Mary Sparr/Hillpeople Management and oversee Quinton Digital’s tour marketing. Additionally, Megan Clemens was hired as director of digital & creative strategy and Kelly Cunningham was hired as digital & creative coordinator.

Kazim Rashid was hired as chief brand & creative officer at 23:59, the new in-house creative studio at electronic music and community platform Resident Advisor. Under Rashid’s direction, the studio will deliver planning, execution and delivery of creative campaigns for brands.

Kevin Hart‘s global multi-platform media company Hartbeat hired Brian C. Price to lead its new branded content studio PULSE and also brought on Candisse Williamson as executive vp, general counsel. Additionally, the company promoted Mike Stein to executive vp, head of TV & audio and Monti Sehmi to executive vp, head of finance and operations. Price will develop creative strategies for new and existing brand partners; Williamson will build out Harbeat’s entire legal function and lead business and legal affairs initiatives across all divisions; Stein will lead the continued expansion of Hartbeat’s audio division, including LOL Radio on SiriusXM and a slate of audio originals for Audible; and Sehmi will continue to build and oversee strategic finance & accounting, reporting and operations.

Josh Collum was hired as senior director of publishing at Soundstripe, a leading provider of unlimited high-quality, royalty-free music, video and sound effects for creators. Collum will be responsible for driving publishing revenue and bringing Soundstripe’s extensive catalog to traditional sync opportunities in television, film, advertising and more.

Chris Maltese was hired as director of label & artist relations at music technology platform Vydia. In his new role, he will manage the label & artist relations team on both coasts while assisting with client acquisition and onboarding. He will additionally work with the sales support team to perform due diligence and work cross-functionally with legal and finance to structure content investment deals.