— Susan Panico has recently been promoted to senior vp of strategic solutions at Pandora. Her duties include heading the B2B strategic marketing roadmap and managing the company’s B2B marketing, sales development and research functions.
— The Madison Square Garden Company announced Darren Pfeffer as its new executive vp of MSG Live. Prior to this role, Pfeffer served as senior vp of music and entertainment marketing at iHeartMedia.
— Genius welcomes Letty Martinez as its first on-air correspondent and host for Genius News video series. The former host and radio personality of L.A. hip-hop station REAL 92.3 will assist in helping expand the company’s video footprint and exposure of artists and music.
— Becca Gatrell announced the launch of Wow & Flutter, a full-service platform for songwriters that provides services such as music publishing, sync and music supervision. Having previously served as head of film & television at Universal Music Publishing Group, thus new venture will be a division within UMPG.
— CD Baby expands in Argentina with the new addition of Martín Liviciche, serving as its first representative in the Argentina offices.
— Seasoned music industry veteran Jerry Gold was brought in by LiveXLive as executive cp and chief financial officer for the live music streaming company.
— Donna Pickett joins iHeartMedia as executive vp of marketing and digital products. Pickett will be tasked with helping strengthen the company’s digital streaming businesses as it looks to build on the launch of its new on-demand service.
— Warner Music Group brought in Michael Drexler as vp of digital strategy & corporate development and Allan Coye as vp of digital strategy & business development, both of whom will have an eye on the streaming space and upcoming deals down the road.
— Arriving from Vevo, Jonathan Carson has been hired as the first president of the lifestyle and digital media startup Mic.
— Kirkland Alexander Lynch partners with former electronic music exec George Karalexis to launch Mouvement, a full service entertainment company with management clients that include McFly‘s Danny Jones and Dougie Poynter and photographer Thomas Elliot Wood. Lynch had previously served as associate director of global business and legal affairs at Universal Music Group.