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Executive Turntable: Moves at Capitol Music Group, Columbia Records, GoPro and More

A list of moves and shakes across the music business, including ole, Warner/Chappell Music, Columbia Records and more.

A list of moves and shakes across the music business, including ole, Warner/Chappell Music, Columbia Records and more.

— The Chairman of the UK’s Concert Promoters Association, Stuart Littlewood, stepped down after 15 years in the role. Phil Bowdery, president Of touring International at Live Nation, will take over from Littlewood following an election at the CPA.

ole elevated Chris Giansante to vice president of administration, rising from his role as GM of administration.

Warner/Chappell Music promoted Katie Vinten and Ryan Press to co-heads, A&R, U.S. (excluding Nashville). 


Imagem Music elevated Leo Chantzaras from senior A&R Manager to senior International A&R manager. Chantzaras will work on all Imagem signed artists on an international level, as well as continue his domestic A&R role in Germany.

Columbia Records named Doneen Lombardi executive vp, head of marketing for the label. 

— Veteran music agent Guy Richard joined APA‘s concerts division as vice president of Adult Contemporary. Richard most recently served as vp at The Agency Group/UTA for the past six years.

SiriusXM named Jack Vaughn svp, comedy programming. Vaughn joins SiriusXM from New Wave Entertainment, where he served as sip, production and distribution. Vaughn also was the creator of Comedy Central Records, home to comedians such as Mitch Hedberg, Amy Schumer, and Jim Gaffigan.

Ocean MacAdams, formerly of MSG Networks and MTV, joined GoPro as vp of original productions. 

Capitol Music Group announced that Harvest Records GMs Piero Giramonti and Jacqueline Saturn will serve in expanded roles as GMs of its independent services division Caroline.

— The UK’s Music Managers Forum appointed Annabella Coldrick as chief executive, effective January 1, 2016. Coldrick previously served as director of policy and research at the Design Council. Current MMF CEO Jon Webster will assume the role of President.

Fort William Artist Management brought in three new managers: Aja Pecknold (Fleet Foxes), Nicky Berger (Grouplove), and Dave Godowsky (Speedy Ortiz).

WCIL-FM elevated Andi Ahne to music director, effective January 1, 2016. Andi will continue to host weeknights on CIL-FM, and will assist in the day to day music planning, selection, and scheduling of music, as well as assist program director Jon E Quest with music decisions.

— The National Music Publishers’ Association promoted Charlotte Sellmyer to svp, external affairs. Sellmyer previously served as vp of communications.