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Executive Turntable: Moves at Warner/Chappell Music, Downtown, Tunedly

A list of moves and shakes across the music business, including at Warner/Chappell Music;Flood, Bumstead, McCready & McCarthy, Inc; Future Beat & CID Entertainment; Columbus Music Commission; Tunedly…

Warner/Chappell Music announced the appointment of Ashley Winton as senior vice president of creative services on Feb. 13. She will report to Carianne Marshall the co-chair and coo and work alongside Rich Robinson the executive vice president of sync and creative services. 

“Ashley’s fresh perspective coupled with her talent for building dynamic and creative teams will be invaluable in helping us develop new strategies to enhance our songwriters’ careers,” said Marshall in a statement.

“I’m excited to explore cutting-edge ways to serve WCM’s global songwriting community as well as support our production music business,” added Winton.


Flood, Bumstead, McCready & McCarthy, Inc announced the promotion of lontime business manager David Boyer to vice president and owner on Feb. 13. He joins owners and business managers Julie Boos, Frank Bumstead, Jamie Cheek, Duane Clark, Trey Dunaway, Chuck Flood, Mary Ann McCready and Carmen Romano.

“It’s a great honor to become an owner of FBMM,” Boyer said in a statement. “I love working with artists in every stage of their careers. It’s great to see young artists grow in their careers and help them navigate that growth through comprehensive financial plans. It’s also very rewarding to work with artists on the other side of a career peak. Helping them make really good decisions to arrive at a financially stable place in life gives my work meaning.”


Future Beat & CID Entertainment‘s parent company On Location Experiences announced the hire of Ben Duvdevani as vice president of business development on Feb. 12 

“I’m so very excited to be a part of the Future Beat / CID Entertainment team,” said Duvdevani. “I’ve already had the pleasure of working with this talented group for the last few months, and their dedication to creating, executing, and fully servicing experiences for fans and clients is inspiring. I look forward to working with David Berger and Dan Berkowitz to continue building memorable moments for fans of all genres of entertainment.”   


The Columbus Music Commission announced the hire of Bruce Garfield as its first executive director on Feb. 13.

“This position presents the perfect opportunity for me to give back all the good the music business has given to me throughout my career,” said Garfield in a statement.  “Commencing in April 2019, Music Columbus will begin hosting networking and educational events with Columbus’ music community and a diverse array of music industry leaders; our first will be the Music Business Mondays series.  2019 will also see the launch of a Columbus, Music Everywhere initiative.”

“The creative arts in Columbus are critical to our economic future and they make living in our City fun,” added City Council President Shannon Hardin.  “We are excited to see our new Music Commission organize, advocating for live music, engaging locals in the conversation of how we build on the incredible base of talent living in Columbus.”


Tunedly announced the hire of Jayne Nozik as director of A&R and Licensing on Feb. 14. 

“The passion and creative vision, in an unlimited space of collaboration and musical inclusiveness is the draw of Tunedly. Bringing it back to the music. Those are the reasons I’m psyched to work and design with Chris Erhardt and his team,” she said in a statement.

“Since our launch in 2016, we have helped create nearly 3,000 songs. It only makes sense to take it one step further and help our users secure deals and I know Jayne has the right experience and drive to help us with this mission,” added Chris Erhardt the ceo and co-founder.


Downtown Music Publishng and Songtrust‘s parent company Downtown announced the promotions of  Dan Bettes to vice president of finance and Eugenia Beltran to director of U.S. accounting operations and treasury on Feb. 14. In addition they announced the hire of Rebecca Davies Cooke as international accounting manager and Dan Bechhofer as senior accountant.

“These additions to our growing team further Downtown’s continued investment in a diverse workforce, recruiting from both within and outside the music industry,” said Downtown CFO Alan Goodstadt in a statement.