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Executive Turntable: Sony Music Publishing Hires MD in Nigeria; BMLG Taps Biz Affairs SVP

Also this week: ONErpm announces multiple A&R hires and promotions, MusiCares brings on a vp of health & human services and more.

Sony Music Publishing opened a new office in Lagos, Nigeria and hired Godwin Tom as managing director of the company’s Nigeria division. In the role, Tom will support SMP’s growing roster of songwriters and composers across the region.

Big Machine Label Group hired Megan Joyce as senior vp of business and legal affairs. In the position, Joyce will oversee corporate business endeavors and provide legal counsel across the label group. She takes on the responsibilities of BMLG’s outgoing executive vp and general counsel Malcolm Mimms, who will transition into a consulting role after more than a decade of leadership at the company.


Allison Hamamura was hired at ONErpm as general manager/Los Angeles and vp of A&R. She will oversee the company’s L.A. office and the acquisition of new business while supporting the growth of its artist services and development. Additionally, ONErpm promoted Joseph Aldulaimi, whose recent signings include Chri$tian Gate$, Elohim, Johan Lenox, Lion Babe, PLVTINUM and Smallpools, to vp of A&R. Hamamura can be reached at ahamamura@onerpm.com.

Also at ONErpm, Shelby Kennedy was named director of A&R. Kennedy, a songwriter and background singer with a 35-year history in Nashville, will oversee all aspects of client interaction, from sourcing and closing new clients to onboarding and relationship management. He will also be tasked with developing and executing strategic business partnerships.

The Recording Academy’s charitable foundation MusiCares hired Theresa Wolters as vp of health & human services. In the role, Wolters will be in charge of developing, executing and overseeing MusiCares’ programs and services nationally, including emergency financial assistance, mental health and addiction recovery programs, social and preventive health care services and disaster relief efforts.

Position Music hired Samantha Sklar to join the company’s A&R team after Sklar played a key role in the company’s recent signing of Dru “Falconry” DeCaro, who co-wrote Em Beihold‘s “Numb Little Bug.” She can be reached at sam@positionmusic.com.

Oak View Group hired Wesley Cullen as vp of international venue development. Based in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Cullen will be responsible for identifying and developing sports and entertainment venues worldwide, including new venue opportunities and buying existing facilities. She can be reached at wcullen@oakviewgroup.com.

BBR Music Group hired Lisa Mastrianni as director of Midwest/Southeast promotion for Wheelhouse Records. She will promote the imprint’s roster — which includes Blanco Brown, LOCASH, Elvie Shane, Kolby Cooper, Chayce Beckham and Madeline Merlo — to country radio. She can be reached at lisa@wheelhousebbrmg.com.