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Executive Turntable: Moves at iHeartMedia, Arista Records, Radio Disney Network & More

A list of moves and shakes across the music business, including at iHeartMedia, Radio Disney Network, LiveStyle, Inc., Copyright Alliance, and Arista Records.

iHeartMedia promoted Brad Hardin to chief operating officer for its national programming group on Friday (Jan. 25) effective immediately. He will report to Tom Poleman, iHeartMedia’s chief programing officer.

“I couldn’t ask for a better partner than Brad in leading the programming for our stations,” said Poleman in a statement. “His extensive programming experience gives us tremendous insights into the nuances of station dynamics and opportunities. I’m excited to get to collaborate with him for years to come as we continue to grow iHeart’s programming.”

“It’s an exciting time for iHeartMedia — audio has never been hotter,” added Hardin. “I look forward to continuing to work very closely with our programming leadership, market leading brands and influential talent.”


Arista Records formally announced John Boulos‘ appointment to executive vice president of promotion. He began his new postion on Jan. 1.

“I am excited to start building a team,” he told Billboard on Nov. 13. “I think I will hear from a lot of people now.”


Radio Disney Network announced the hire of Kris Daniels as senior manager of music programming on Tuesday (Jan. 22). She will report to Phil Guerini, vice president of music strategy at Disney Channels Worldwide and general manager of Radio Disney Network.

“Kris brings over two decades of experience in various media industry positions,” said Guerini in a statement. “Her extensive knowledge of the latest trends in radio and pop culture will play an integral role as we continue to evolve our Radio Disney and Radio Disney Country programming approach and strategies.”


LiveStyle, Inc. North America announced the hire of Justin Marine as director of business development, AMF Presents on Tuesday (Jan. 22). He will report to LiveStyle, Inc. North America President Gary Richards.

“With Justin’s experience and real-world knowledge of the scene, he’s sure to be an exceptional addition to the AMF team. We look forward to working with him to expand the brand and events on the West Coast and across the nation,” said Richards in a statement.

“Watching how LiveStyle has grown has been incredible. When I was presented with the position to work for Gary and help take the AMF brand to new heights, I was excited for the opportunity,” added Marine. “I am eager to see what we can accomplish together and look forward to what the future holds.”


The Copyright Alliance announced the election of Michael Lewan, director of government relations for the Recording Academyto its board of directors on Wednesday (Jan. 23). He replaces Todd Dupler, senior director of advocacy and public policy for the Recording Academy.