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Executive Turntable: Phil Casey Returns to ICM Partners, Vevo Appoints Stacy Moscatelli, BMG Chrysalis US Acquires Vagrant

A list of moves and shakes across the music business, including ICM Partners, Republic Records, Dualtone Music Group and many more.

A list of moves and shakes across the music business, including ICM Partners, Republic Records, Dualtone Music Group and many more.

Phil Casey returned to ICM Partners as a senior agent in the concerts department, where he began his career in 1984. Casey served at Resolution for a year prior to returning ICM. 

Republic Records named Delmar Powell director, urban A&R. Based in Los Angeles, Powell will focus on signing, developing, building, and breaking acts within the urban space. He will also collaborate with the A&R team on upcoming releases from Adrian Marcel and Enrique Iglesias.

Dualtone Music Group appointed Jill Pedone as senior director, film/tv & creative services. Pedone will head up Dualtone’s west coast office based in Los Angeles. 


BMG Chrysalis US acquired indie-rock label Vagrant in yet another move aimed at growing its catalog of recorded masters. Vagrant co-founder Jon Cohen will become executive vice president of recorded music and oversee records released through BMG’s artist services operation. 

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Vevo appointed Stacy Moscatelli to vice president, marketing, with oversight of the company’s publicity, social media, events and creative services teams, as well as collaborating closely with its product marketing and commercial marketing teams. 

Atlas Music Publishing promoted Ryan Brodhead to director, licensing, administration & royalties. Neil McGoldrick was also promoted to director, finance & opperations. 

FremantleMedia North America (FMNA) hired veteran music executive Daryl Berg as vice president and head of music. In the newly created position, Berg will manage all music supervision and licensing across FMNA’s programming portfolio. 

Jordan Blaugrund was promoted to vice president, digital marketing at RCA Records. Blaugrund previously held the role of senior director, digital marketing. In his expanded role, Blaugrund will oversee all digital marketing initiatives and direct to consumer business for the label.

PRS for Music appointed Stephen Davidson as an external director and executive board chair. He replaces Peter Bamford, who exited in October after six years of service.

Def Jam Recordings promoted Eric “EP” Parler to vice president, mixshow & lifestyle promotion, rising from his position as senior director, mixshow & lifestyle promotion. 

Universal Music Publishing Group appointed veteran music publishing lawyer Michael Petersen as senior vice president, business & legal affairs. Petersen most recently served as chief operating officer and general counsel for Atlas Music Publishing.

TourGigs hired filmmaker and photographer Danny Clinch as creative director and veteran tour manager Trey Allen as head of artist relations and tour logistics. 

Morvan Boury was named vice president, global business development & digital strategy at Sony Music Entertainment (SME). Boury will focus on SME’s digital business development and digital strategy activities in Europe, the Middle-East, Africa and the Asia-Pacific region.

Def Jam A&R representative Noah Preston was promoted to vice president, A&R. He is based in Los Angeles and will report directly to Dion “No I.D.” Wilson, executive vice president, Def Jam Recordings. 

The Madison Square Garden Company hired Andrew Lustgarten as executive vice president, corporate development and strategy. Lustgarten joins the company after seven years at the NBA, where he most recently served as senior vice president, global strategy. 

Kevin Perlmutter was named senior vice president, chief strategist at Man Made Music. He is former senior director, brand strategy at Interbrand. 

Republic Records promoted Rob Harvey from senior director to vice president, Top 40. In the new role, Harvey will continue to devise and execute promotion strategies for artists on Republic Records, as well as serve as the lead promotion support executive for Island Records.