It has been a fairly active start to Fall
in the music industry world on several fronts. Just a few industry
news items since our last newsletter we wanted to make sure you
hadn't missed! Jumping right in, Chief Creative Officer/EVP Ron
Fair has exited Virgin Records. Prior to joining Virgin in 2013,
Fair previously held posts as Chairman at Geffen Records, President
at A&M, and also held Senior A&R positions at RCA, Chrysalis,
EMI, Island, and his own Faircraft Records.
Burger Records has linked up with Mothership Music and publishing
executive Danny Benair to form Burger Records Publishing. Jim Mahoney
has been hired by Merlin as GM of their new U.S. office. Mahoney
was previously VP of the Association of Independent Music (A2IM).
Pete Ganbarg, Head of A&R, Atlantic Records, has made several
new A&R hires in the past few weeks which he'll be announcing
formally next month. Tunecore has announced the appointment of Joe
Cuello to Chief Creative Officer. Warner Music Group has announced
the appointment of Eric Levin as their new EVP and CEO. Levin succeeds
Brian Roberts who has moved into the newly created office of EVP,
Corporate Strategy & Operations. Both Levin and Roberts will
be based in New York and will report to WMG CEO Steve Cooper.
ASCAP has announced the appointment of Neil Gaffney as their new
SVP of International Affairs. Pandora announced Steve Bene as General
Counsel who will also serve on the company's Executive Leadership
Team. Dan Chertoff has been named Vice President, RCA Records. Chertoff
will be responsible for signing and developing artists for the label
and will report to label CEO Peter Edge as well as David Wolter,
SVP, A&R. Chertoff will be based at the label's New York office.
Pepsi has named Emma Quigley as its first North American Head of
Music, a new position for the beverage company. Quigley most recently
server as VP of Global Marketing at Capitol Music Group. Peter Dobrow
has joined NBC Universal's mun2 as VP of Communications. The ICPI
has appointed Lauri Rechardt as their new Director of Licensing
and Legal Policy replacing David Carson who exited earlier this
Dan Nevin is the new CEO of Australia's independent music companies'
Melbourne-based trade body AIR.That's all for now.
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