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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 month.

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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