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Music Industry News December 2014

Lee L'Heureux was promoted to SVP/Rhythm, Urban & Hip Hop Promotion & Strategy at Warner Bros. Records and Shawn Barron has been promoted to VP, Urban A&R at Atlantic Records. Live Nation Entertainment has hired Phil Seward as SVP of Relationship and Loyalty Marketing and Kobalt Music Publishing hired Jamie McLaughlin as Creative Director. McLauglin was previously Director of Creative Services at ASCAP.

Music industry veteran Paul Paoliello has been appointed as the international CEO/COO of the Murphy Petrol Group. Jordan Blaugrund has been promoted to VP, Digital Marketing at RCA Records. YouTube has hired Kelly Merryman as VP of Content Partnerships and Eyal Manor as VP of Engineering. BMG Chrysalis US announced that it had acquired LA-based indie rock label Vagrant Records as part of their strategy to build its North American new recordings business. Vagrant Co-

Founder Jon Cohen will become EVP Recorded Music at BMG Chrysalis US and will be responsible for Vagrant as well as for records released in the US though BMG's Artist Services model. Pulse Music Publishing announced the promotion of Tavi Shabestari to the position of Senior Director, A&R. Republic Records announced the appointment of Kevin Lipson as SVP/Commerce and Maureen Kenny has joined Atlantic Records as SVP of A&R and will be based at the label's Burbank office.

Kenny previously served as VP of A&R at Republic Records. Jimmy Iovine, former Chairman at Interscope, has been appointed to the Board of Directors at Live Nation. That's all for now, but of course as always, the new A&R Registry or the Music Publisher Registry (or one of our other directories) will have everyone's new location, addresses and contact information.

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