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Executive Turntable: Moves at Columbia, Sony/ATV, Nettwerk Records & More

A list of moves and shakes across the music business, including at…

Columbia Records announced Friday (Aug. 17) that Noah Goldstein has been appointed to senior vp of A&R, Goldstein’s hire represents one of the first major moves from Ron Perry, who took over as chairman and CEO of Columbia in January.

For the past eight years, Goldstein has worked with Kanye West & G.O.O.D. Music as a producer, A&R representative, engineer and mixer. He was appointed as West’s official engineer in 2011, where he worked on multiple projects throughout his eight-year tenure with the hip-hop star.

“I’ve been following Noah’s work as a producer for years. He complements our A&R culture and brings an impeccable creative element to our team,” Perry said.

Goldstein added: “I’m excited to join Columbia and to continue pushing the boundaries of the way music is created and discovered,” said Goldstein.

Goldstein has also previously worked at Electric Lady Studios in New York City, contributing to work by the likes of Patti Smith, Keith Richards, M.I.A., Nas, Mos Def and Rihanna, among others.



Nettwerk Records has announced that longtime artist manager, Tom Gates, has been promoted to svp, A&R and Strategy, on Thursday (Aug. 16).

Gates, who has worked with Nettwerk for 15 years, previously served as Arista’s director of alternative, rock and AAA promotion. In 2002, he moved into management at Nettwerk, working with such talents as Brand New, fun. and more recently Christina Perri and Mike Posner

Gates added: “I can’t think of a better time than right now to add a manager’s perspective to a record label that values careers, rather than moments. I feel lucky that in this position I will be able to use my favorite aspects of that job, as well as everything I learned before manager life.”



Sony/ATV publishing announced Wednesday (Aug. 15) that it has strengthened its market-leading European digital and international business affairs team based in London through numerous promotions and the creation of an entirely new position.

Jenny Lambert is promoted from director to vp, digital & business affairs international. Moses Martiny will move up from her role as vp digital, Europe to vp digital, international and U.K., supported by the appointment of Mika Partanen to the newly-created position of director, digital business development.

“We will now be better placed to share best practices with and learn more from our affiliates outside of Europe about each of their territories. As digital exploitation becomes increasingly important to our writers we want to ensure that we continue to strengthen our partnerships with the global digital services without forgetting the importance and diversity of national markets,” added Antony Bebawi, executive vp, digital and society relations international and U.K., Sony/ATV, to whom the team reports.



On Monday (Aug. 13), BSE Global and AEG Facilities announced that there will be new leaders of Barclays Center and NYCB Live. Matthew Felker will be the general manager of Barclays Center, while Joe Zino will serve as the general manager of NYCB LIVE. The announcement comes on the heels of the upcoming departure of regional general manager Steve Rosebrook, who will be overseeing the transition for AEG Facilities. The two promotions take effect October 1.

“We were very fortunate to have an experienced executive like Steve operating these two venues for us. His leadership has prepared Matt and Joe for assuming bigger roles,” said svp of AEG Facilities Richard Krezwick, who both General Managers will report to.

Felker assisted with opening Barclays Center and has accumulated more than 25 years of experience in sports and entertainment. He will be leaving his post as general manager of NYCB LIVE.

Zino will become the head of operations for NYCB LIVE. Zino has been with NYCB LIVE for 10 years as an operations manager, and served as director of event services at Barclays Center during renovation. He also was a key member in the reopening of NYCB LIVE following its $180 million renovation.



Activists Artists Management announced Friday (Aug. 17) that they have promoted Britton Stowell and Kendall Durkee from assistants to coordinators.