1. Executive Turntable: Moves at Mixhalo, CD Baby, Warner Music Artist Services, Fender & More

    September 19, 2019 8:26 PM EDT 0 0 0 Mixhalo , the immersive audio platform that delivers real-time audio directly to concertgoers’ phones, has hired John Vars as its chief product officer, it was announced Wednesday (Sept. 18). In his new role, Vars will help to grow and evolve Mixhal ...

  2. Spotify Hires Former CBS News Head David Rhodes as Part of Broader Podcasting Push

    September 06, 2019 4:57 PM EDT 0 0 0 The streaming service also tapped former Facebook executive Amy Hudson to help lead its expansion into sports programming. Spotify's push into podcasting continues. On Friday (Sept. 6), sources confimed to Billboard that the streaming service h ...

  3. Former Sony Music Colombia Exec María Ramírez Launches Marketing & Consulting Firm

    August 13, 2019 12:42 PM EDT 0 0 0 Maria Ramirez , who for years headed marketing efforts at Sony Music Colombia in multiple positions, has launched her own marketing and artist service company. Queen Street Talent is based in Bogota and has Colombian star and Sony artist Andrés Cepe ...

  4. Clay Hunnicutt Named GM of Big Machine Records

    August 12, 2019 4:05 PM EDT Jim Weatherson, who is vacating the role, will remain at the label during the transition and then act as consultant and synergy agent. Clay Hunnicutt is joining the Big Machine Label Group team as GM of the Big Machine Records imprint, the company ...

  5. Executive Turntable: Moves at BMG, Warner Chappell Music, Audiomack & More

    August 02, 2019 1:10 PM EDT Jason Hradil was promoted to LA-based senior vice president, global repetoire at BMG , the company announced on July 29. In his new role, Hradil will be responsible for marketing all inbound and outbound frontline international repertoire to and f ...

  6. Warner Music Group's ADA Names John Franck Executive VP Commercial & Marketing

    July 30, 2019 2:14 PM EDT 0 0 0 Alternative Distribution Alliance (ADA) announced on Tuesday (July 30) that John Franck has been named executive vp commercial & marketing. In the newly created role, he will oversee the global commercial relationships, digital marketing and dig ...

  7. Warner Music Group's ADA Names John Franck Executive VP Commercial & Marketing

    July 30, 2019 2:14 PM EDT Alternative Distribution Alliance (ADA) announced on Tuesday (July 30) that John Franck has been named executive vp commercial & marketing. In the newly created role, he will oversee the global commercial relationships, digital marketing and d ...

  8. Former BET Chairman Debra Lee Named to AT&T Board of Directors

    July 29, 2019 8:44 PM EDT 0 0 0 AT&T has named former BET Networks chairman and CEO Debra L. Lee to its board of directors, the company announced Monday (July 29).    “Debra’s outstanding leadership, deep expertise and strong track record in the entertainment and media industr ...

  9. Former BET Chairman Debra Lee Named to AT&T Board of Directors

    July 29, 2019 8:44 PM EDT AT&T has named former BET Networks chairman and CEO Debra L. Lee to its board of directors, the company announced Monday (July 29).    “Debra’s outstanding leadership, deep expertise and strong track record in the entertainment and media indus ...

  10. Blackbird Music Publishing Group Names Lance Freed President, Acquires Burt Bacharach Admin Rights

    July 29, 2019 11:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 Blackbird Presents has appointed veteran publishing executive Lance Freed as president of Blackbird Music Publishing Group, it was announced on Monday (July 29). Additionally, the company revealed it has acquired administration rights to the music c ...

  11. Executive Turntable: Moves at Mom + Pop Records, Capitol Music Group, MSG and More

    July 26, 2019 3:47 PM EDT 0 0 0 Hannah Gross  has been named vp and head of West Coast A&R at  Mom + Pop Records . The label announced July 22 that Gross is returning to the label after a three-year stint at  Atlantic/Elektra Records .  "Hannah started with us as an inter ...

  12. Rusty Gaston Tapped to Head Sony/ATV Nashville Music Publishing

    July 25, 2019 3:07 PM EDT 0 0 0 Sony/ATV Music Publishing is expected to name Rusty Gaston the new head of Sony/ATV Nashville. He replaces former president and CEO  Troy Tomlinson , who left the company in June to become chairman and CEO of Universal Music Publishing Group Nashvil ...

  13. Spotify Curator and Executive Mike Biggane Departing for Universal Music Group

    July 24, 2019 6:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Mike Biggane , Spotify’s head of global curation strategy, is leaving the streaming service for Universal Music Group (UMG),  Billboard  has learned. UMG later confirmed that Biggane will be joining the company effective Sept. 13 as executive vice p ...

  14. Sally Williams Named President of Nashville Music and Business Strategy at Live Nation

    July 22, 2019 5:25 PM EDT 0 0 0 After nearly two decades with Ryman Hospitality Properties & Opry Entertainment Group, Williams will begin a new venture with touring behemoth. After nearly two decades with Ryman Hospitality Properties & Opry Entertainment Group, senior vp ...

  15. Executive Turntable: Moves at 10 & 8 Management, AWAL, Position Music & More

    July 19, 2019 4:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 AWAL,  Kobalt's recorded music company, has hired  Bianca Bhagat  as senior vp synch and brand partnerships, it was announced Thursday (July 18). Bhagat will oversee AWAL's global synch & brand partnerships team, which will pursue crea ...

  16. Bianca Bhagat Named AWAL's Senior VP Synch & Brand Partnerships

    July 18, 2019 9:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Bianca Bhagat is AWAL's newest senior vp synch and brand partnerships, the company announced Thursday (July 18). Bhagat, who will be based in AWAL's Los Angeles office, will oversee the company's global synch and brand partnerships te ...

  17. Hank Forsyth Joins Warner Chappell as Executive VP, Strategy and Business Development

    July 16, 2019 5:59 PM EDT 0 0 0 Hank Forsyth has joined Warner Chappell Music as executive vp strategy and business development, the company announced Tuesday (July 16). In his new role, Forsyth will develop and implement strategic initiatives to boost results for the publisher’s ...

  18. A&R Vet Michael Rosenblatt Joins Fan Loyalty Platform Sweet as Executive VP Partnerships

    July 15, 2019 1:29 PM EDT 0 0 0 The social commerce platform rewards users for engaging with artists and brands. Longtime A&R executive Michael Rosenblatt has joined the fan loyalty and social commerce platform Sweet as executive vice president of partnerships, the company ann ...

  19. Natina Nimene Promoted to Senior VP Urban Promotion at Def Jam Records

    July 10, 2019 5:51 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard   Women In Music honoree  Natina Nimene has been named senior vp urban promotion at Def Jam Records, the label announced Wednesday (July 10). "Natina has played an integral role in the success of Def Jam over the past seven years,&quo ...

  20. Kobalt Promotes Sam Taylor to Executive VP Creative

    July 10, 2019 9:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Kobalt has promoted Sam Taylor to executive vp creative, the company announced Wednesday (July 10). He has been with Kobalt since 2016, when he was hired as senior vp creative.    "Kobalt's creative team is nurturing and supporting many of ...

  21. Jimmy Harnen Promoted to Big Machine Label Group Records President and CEO

    July 09, 2019 6:27 PM EDT 0 0 0 Following last week's acquisition of Big Machine Label Group by Scooter Braun 's Ithaca Holdings, on Tuesday (July 9) BMLG president and CEO Scott Borchetta announced Jimmy Harnen 's promotion to BMLG Records president and CEO as part ...

  22. Spotify's Global Head of Advertising Brian Benedik to Step Down

    June 27, 2019 4:36 PM EDT 0 0 0 Spotify global head of advertising sales  Brian Benedik will depart his post in September,  Billboard  can confirm. The New York-based executive will step down after six years at the streaming service, as Music Business Weekly reported (via  The Inf ...

  23. Executive Turntable: Moves at ASCAP, Spirit Music Nashville, Smule & More

    June 21, 2019 3:58 PM EDT 0 0 0 Brooke Eplee has been named ASCAP 's senior vp strategy and business development. Working on both growth and competitive strategy, Eplee will handle new business development, strategic partnerships and innovation initiatives. Eplee will report ...

  24. David Saslow Appointed Executive VP, International Artist Relations and A&R For Atlantic Records

    June 06, 2019 11:44 AM EDT 0 0 0 David Saslow has been tapped to fill the newly created position of executive vp, international artist relations and A&R for Atlantic Records. He will be based out of the label's New York headquarters. Atlantic chairman and COO Julie Greenwa ...

  25. Executive Turntable: Moves at Universal Music Group Nashville, FUGA, Paradigm, Beggars & More

    May 31, 2019 4:36 PM EDT 0 0 0 Rachel Fontenot has been appointed senior director of marketing and artist development at Universal Music Group Nashville , the company announced May 29. In her role, Fontenot will oversee day-to-day artist development and marketing efforts for arti ...

  26. Executive Turntable: Moves at Vevo, Mojo Music, iHeartMedia & More

    May 24, 2019 11:40 AM EDT 0 0 0 Vevo has named Laurie Zeleny as its new svp of people, the company announced Tuesday (May 21). Zeleny will spearhead Vevo's global people strategy and all facets of acquiring and developing the company's talent. "Laurie's skillse ...

  27. Executive Turntable: Moves at Warner Bros. Records, Universal Music Group Nashville, YM&U Group & More

    May 10, 2019 4:50 PM EDT 0 0 0 Norman Wonderly has been promoted to executive vp, creative at  Warner Bros. Records , it was announced Monday (May 6). Wonderly will be based in the company's Los Angeles headquarters and will report to Warner Bros. Records co-chairman and COO ...

  28. iHeartMedia Taps Rahul Sabnis as Chief Creative Officer & Executive VP for 'TheStudio at iHeartMedia'

    May 10, 2019 3:55 PM EDT 0 0 0 On Friday (May 10), iHeartMedia announced that Rahul Sabnis has been promoted to chief creative officer and executive vp of the company's just-launched in-house creative group, TheStudio at iHeartMedia. He will report to Darren Davis , presiden ...

  29. 'We've Crossed the Threshold': How Ricky Martin's 'Livin' La Vida Loca' Became the First No. 1 Song Made Entirely in Pro Tools

    May 10, 2019 1:34 PM EDT 0 0 0 Multiplatinum producer Desmond Child explains how the Latin crossover anthem broke other boundaries as well. In the mid-‘90s, Desmond Child was having a hard time convincing people that the future of recorded music lay in a single hard disk. Rattled ...

  30. Kinga Siennicka Upped to Managing Director Warner Music Poland

    May 03, 2019 3:43 PM EDT Kinga Siennicka has been promoted to managing director of Warner Music Poland, replacing Piotr Kabaj , who Billboard understands has left the company. Kabaj was also president of Warner Music Eastern Europe.  Based in Warsaw, Siennicka will report ...

  31. Disney Hires Former Goldman Sachs Exec to Bolster Streaming Service Launch

    May 01, 2019 5:52 PM EDT 0 0 0 Walt Disney has hired former Goldman Sachs exec Michael Cerda as vp product for Disney+. Cerda most recently oversaw Goldman's online lending platform, Marcus, as chief product officer, and before that completed executive stints at Facebook and ...

  32. Disney Hires Former Goldman Sachs Exec to Bolster Streaming Service Launch

    May 01, 2019 5:52 PM EDT Walt Disney has hired former Goldman Sachs exec Michael Cerda as vp product for Disney+. Cerda most recently oversaw Goldman's online lending platform, Marcus, as chief product officer, and before that completed executive stints at Facebook a ...

  33. SeatGeek Hires Former Tumblr and New York Times Exec Brian Murphy as CTO

    May 01, 2019 1:22 PM EDT Mobile ticketing platform SeatGeek announced the hiring of Brian Murphy as Chief Technology Officer. He will lead the company's domestic and international engineering teams, and oversee the development of product and technology across its pri ...

  34. Executive Turntable: Moves at Arista Records, IMPEL, Universal Music Group & More

    April 26, 2019 5:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 Danny Cooper has been named svp of promotion at Arista Records , the label announced on Monday (April 22). Cooper will be based in the label’s L.A. office and work closely with evp of promotion John Boulos . “I am delighted to have Danny Cooper serv ...

  35. Executive Turntable: Moves at RIAA, RCA Records UK, SeatGeek & More

    April 05, 2019 4:34 PM EDT 0 0 0 Jackie Jones has joined RIAA as vp artist and industry relations, the organization announced on Monday (April 1). She will be based in the company’s Nashville office and work in tandem with RIAA veteran Joel Flatow on the industry relations team. “J ...

  36. Executive Turntable: Moves at Warner Bros. Records, Blackberry Records, Kobalt & More

    March 29, 2019 4:27 PM EDT 0 0 0 Warner Bros. Records has promoted Ben Larsen to senior vp international marketing, the company announced March 25. He will remain headquartered in the label’s Los Angeles office and report to Warner Bros. co-chairman and chief operating officer  Tom ...

  37. Executive Turntable: Moves at 10K Projects, Mom + Pop, Mascot Label Group & More

    March 22, 2019 4:03 PM EDT K Projects  named  Binish Mahmood  the independent label's . new vp A&R on Thursday (March 21). She will be based in both Miami and Los Angeles. "Binish's relationships in the creative community run deep and she has proven to be ...

  38. Mom + Pop Promotes Hallie Anderson And Jessica Page to Co-General Managers

    March 20, 2019 2:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 The two executives are the first female co-GMs in the indie label's history. On Wednesday (March 20), Mom + Pop announced the promotions of Hallie Anderson and Jessica Page as the label’s first female co-GMs. Anderson was also appointed head of ...

  39. Songtrust Co-Founder Joe Conyers III Named Chief Strategy Officer

    March 19, 2019 12:28 PM EDT 0 0 0 Songtrust has promoted its co-founder and general manager, Joe Conyers III , to the new position of chief strategy officer, the company announced on Tuesday (March 19). Due to Songtrust’s overwhelming growth in recent years, Conyers -- who has been ...

  40. Executive Turntable: Moves at Columbia Records, Songtrust, Concord & More

    March 15, 2019 4:47 PM EDT 0 0 0 Columbia Records has named John Strazza  senior vp promotion for Columbia and head of promotion for RECORDS, where he has been a member of the staff since 2016. In his new role for Columbia, he will spearhead radio campaigns and initiatives for the ...

  41. Executive Turntable: Moves at Sony/ATV Music Publishing, BMG, AWAL, Gibson & More

    March 08, 2019 4:29 PM EST 0 0 0 Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) named Mitch Ballard senior director of creative on Feb. 19 for the company’s new office in Austin, Texas. He will report to Jody Williams , vp creative, and Mason Hunter, assistant vp creative, both in the company’s Nashv ...

  42. Executive Turntable: Moves at Island Records, Tracklib, Audiomack & More

    February 22, 2019 4:44 PM EST 0 0 0 Island Records  announced the appointment of  Christine Kauffman  to senior vice president of brand partnerships on Feb. 20. She will report to chief operating officer  Eric Wong. “The fast-paced and competitive field of strategic brand marketing ha ...

  43. Executive Turntable: Moves at Warner/Chappell Nashville, iHeartMedia & More

    February 01, 2019 4:26 PM EST 0 0 0 Warner/Chappel Music announced the promotion of Ben Vaughn to CEO of the company's Nashville division on Wednesday (Jan. 30). He will contiue to serve as president of Warner/Chappell Nashville, a position he's held since 2017. Vaughn will ...

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

    January 25, 2019 5:10 PM EST 0 0 0 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 p ...

  45. Executive Turntable: Moves at Vevo, ASCAP, A2IM & More

    January 18, 2019 6:04 PM EST 0 0 0 Vevo  announced JP Evangelista 's   promotion to senior vice president of content, program and marketing on Tuesday (Jan. 15). "Working with artists and their teams to maximize the impact and value of their music videos is hugely rewarding ...

  46. Ayelet Schiffman Named SVP, Head of Promotion at Island Records

    January 07, 2019 10:51 AM EST 0 0 0 Island Records announced on Monday (Jan. 7) the appointment of  Ayelet Schiffman  to the role of senior vice president/head of promotion. She will report directly to COO  Eric Wong . "Ayelet has an incredible reputation and track record of succ ...

  47. Executive Turntable: Moves at iHeartMedia, Apple Music & More

    January 04, 2019 4:32 PM EST 0 0 0 Hetal Patel  official takes over as executive vice president of SmartAudio Intelligence Insights. She will join iHeartMedia 's team dedicated to consumer insights, market intelligence and tracking industry trends and report to  Brian Kaminsky , ...

  48. Executive Turntable: Moves at Atlantic Records UK, iHeartMedia, BMG & More

    December 20, 2018 5:50 PM EST 0 0 0 Atlantic Records UK  announced on Tuesday (Dec. 18) Callum Caulfield has been promoted to marketing director, effective immediately. He will report to  Katie White , the label's general manager. "With both a data-driven and empathetic unde ...

  49. Executive Turntable: Moves at BMG, Pandora, VidCon & More

    December 11, 2018 4:58 PM EST 0 0 0 BMG  announced on Monday (Dec. 10) the hire of  Eric Scott  as svp, rights administration and royalty services. He will be in charge of BMG U.S.' publishing royalties, master royalties, mechanical licensing and copyright administration. Scott w ...

  50. Executive Turntable: Moves at Warner Music Group, RCA Records, SAG-AFTRA & More

    December 07, 2018 6:50 PM EST 0 0 0 Warner Music Group announced the hire of Oana Ruxandra  in the new position of evp, new business channels -- chief acquisition officer on Monday (Dec. 3). She will report directly to WMG CEO  Steve Cooper,  working with the company's digital st ...

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