Veteran label executive and founder of UK indie label
One Little Indian, Tim Kelly is joining Inertia Music as Managing
Director. Christine Pepe was promoted to VP of Business and Legal
Affairs at ASCAP and Taeko Saito has joined Downtown Music Publishing
as International A&R. Also at ASCAP, Alice Kim has been hired
as EVP, Chief Strategy and Development Officer. With Concord Music
Group's acquisition of Vanguard and Sugar Hill from Welk Music Group,
Vanguard's operations and label team will be moving to Concord.
Pitbull has split from his manager Charles Chavez ending an eight
year relationship. In another split, Mariah Carey has been dropped
by her publicist Cindi Berger. Carey is searching for a new publicist.
In the meantime Laura Swanson, EVP of Media and Strategic Development
at Epic Records, is covering publicity issues for the singer.
Charlie Davis, who was previously Director of Licensing at Warner/Chappell
Production Music, has been appointed Senior Director of Spirit
Music Group. Warner Music Group has promoted Eliah Seton to President
of Alternative Distribution Alliance (ADA). Doghouse Records,
Kitsuné, and Hit City U.S.A. have joined INgrooves Music
Group. Hit City will be using INgrooves for global distribution
and marketing. Kitsuné is partnering with them in both
the U.S. and Canada. Chairman and CEO of Sony Music Nashville
Gary Overton is stepping down from his position sometime next
month. Emily White has stepped down from her COO position at Snapchat.
Soundwave Touring label manager Janine Morcos has joined Cooking
Vinyl Australia as their new Head of Publicity. Martin Moulton
has been hired by Arising Artist as General Manager. Ashley Tabors
Global Entertainment has announced a round of executive hires
to its teams in London and Globals recently launched LA
office led by former AEG Live CEO Randy Phillips. Monti Olson,
most recently EVP & Head of A&R at Universal Music Publishing,
takes on the role of EVP & Managing Director of Worldwide
Music Publishing. London-based Paul Adam is now the new SVP A&R,
increasing his A&R responsibilities across the companys
US and UK recorded music and publishing operations. Bob Semanovich
joins the LA-based team as SVP of Marketing from Capitol Records
where he oversaw and executed the marketing strategy for Katy
Perry, Beck, Rod Steward and Coldplay among others. Reporting
to Semanovich is Ben Karter who joins Global Entertainment as
General Manager, Recorded Music U.K. Simon Perry, previously VP
of Creative, has been promoted to CCO of ReverbNation.
Rick Krim, most recently EVP of Artist Development at Republic
Records, has been announced as the new Co-President of A&R
at Sony/ATV, Christina Wighton, formerly at Kobalt, has been hired
as the Office Manager at Indie Music Publishing Company Creative
Nation, and Epic Records has promoted Courtney Lowery to VP of
Publicity. Bryon Prescott has been announced as the new Head of
Urban at Epic Records. Prescott will also bring his Chameleon
Entertainment imprint to Epic. Verve Music Group has announced
the promotion of Mike Rittberg as their new GM. Patch Culbertson,
part of Republic Records A&R Department since 2009, has been
named Republic's Director of A&R effective immediately. Republic
Records also promoted Naim McNair to Senior VP of A&R. Jake
Wisely has been promoted to CEO of Bicycle Music and will oversee
all music publishing, licensing and rights management at Bicycle
and well as Concord Music Group while reporting to group CEO Scott
Pascucci. Rob Wells resigned as Universal Music's President of
Global Digital Business after fifteen years at the company.
Good Ear Music Supervision, a music supervision company that has
worked with Apple, Google, and others, has hired Jackie Shuman
as Music Supervisor. Shuman was previously Head of Sync at Crush
Management. Richard Dinnadge has been hired as International Business
Development Director by Schott Music. Dinnadge was previously
head of music and video at Readers Digest. Def Jam Recordings
Gabe Tesoriero has been promoted to EVP of Media and Artist Relations.
Tesoriero was formerly SVP of Media and Artist Relations at Island
Def Jam Music Group and is Kanye Wests publicist.
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