Over the last several weeks in the A&R world, there are a few
changes to report as always. Interscope is opening a new office
in Nashville and has hired A&R rock veteran Kevin Williamson.
Exiting Interscope is Tunji Balaban. Warner Bros. has also had some
significant activity with the hiring of three new A&R staffers;
Jon Chen, Quinn Coleman, and Carlos Cancela have all been promoted
within the A&R Department along with Cheryl Jenets who is now
Director Production Operations at Warner Bros. Over at Epic, Jermain
Pegues joins the A&R Department while Sha Money, Jeff Juin,
and Isaac Heyman exit the Department. Also within the Sony Label
Group, Gary Overton exits Sony Nashville while Adam Fujiki exits
Ben Gill, aka Party Ben, a DJ, producer, and radio host whose mashups
and remixes have been viral hits, joins Pandora as Lead Curator-Programmer-Electronic
Dance. Live Nation has named Jordan Zachary their new Chief Strategy
Officer who will report to President/CEO Michael Rapino. ASCAP has
re-elected Paul Williams as Chairman and President for the fourth
time, Jody Gerson, Chairman/CEO of Universal Music Publishing Group,
becomes a Publisher Board Member while Doug Wood, composer and producer
of music for television, is the newly-elected Writer Vice Chairman.
BMG has appointed Frank Ströbele as Vice President, Continental
European Repertoire. Ströbele joins BMG after running management
company Eye Sound for over a decade. Wendy Saunders has been hired
as Music Director at Australian radio station Nova 96.9, working
across its key programs and national shows. Universal Music has
appointed Florian Jungbauer as Senior Vice President Marketing,
Consumer Engagement & Digital Partner Management, South-East
Asia and will join Universal in their Hong Kong office.
Jane Dyball is taking over as acting CEO of the UKs Music
Publishers Association (MPA) on an interim basis following the announcement
that former CEO Sarah Osborn has left the organization effective
immediately. Apple has reportedly poached four producers from BBC
Radio 1, including Zane Lowes former producer James Bursey.
It is also rumored that Natasha Lynch and Kieran Yeates are also
on Apples poach list. Finally, for this newsletter at least,
former Verizon executive Erik Huggers has been appointed president
and CEO of online video platform Vevo.
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