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Music Industry News February 2015

Chris Graham is leaving his position as VP of Sales and Marketing at Wind-up Records to join Amazon Music to work in Artist Relations. Billboard has reported that Sony Music Australia‘s GM of Asia Pacific Marketing, Tim Kelly, has left his position after only eight months. Music director Alan Gilbert will be resigning from the New York Philharmonic in 2017. The orchestra says Gilbert wants them to be able to find a replacement before planned renovation in 2019. Rob Zifarelli has been promoted to SVP of The Agency Group. Producer T. Williams has started a label called Today, Tomorrow Records. The label will put out releases that intersect urban and electronic music. The National Music Publishers' Association appointed Amelia Wang as Vice President of Industry Relations and Government Affairs. Gregg Nadel has been named GM of Elektra Records. Nadel, who worked at Atlantic Records for 18 years, was SVP of A&R and Marketing. Brett Alperowitz has been appointed to the position of Senior Vice President of A&R for Republic Records and Casablanca Records.

In some publishing news, Spirit Music Group has acquired the catalog of Henry Mancini for administration within the US, Universal Music Publishing Group has signed Nick Jonas to a global publishing deal, and Casey Kelly signed with SESAC for representation of US public performances. Gabriela Martinez has been promoted and appointed to SVP Marketing for Warner Music Latin America and General Manager of Warner Music Latina. INgrooves Music Group has announced the appointment of Nick Roden as Director of International Business Development. Warner Bros. Records has promoted Dave Dyer to SVP of Promotion and John Fleckenstein has been named EVP, RCA Records. Rdio has hired Hong Nguyen as Head of EMEA, Alex Vlassopulos as Vice President & Head of Business Development, EMEA and Luke Anthony as Director of Legal & Business Affairs. That's all for now.
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