always, over the last several weeks in the A&R, Publishing,
and Film/TV Music world, there are a few changes to report. Capitol
Music Group (CMG), a division of Universal Music Group (UMG), has
announced the appointment of Ashley Newton as President of CMG and
EVP of Creative/Special Projects for UMG. Newton will report to
CMG Chairman/CEO Steve Barnett and UMG Chairman/CEO Lucian Grange
for his respective positions.
The American Association of Independent Music (A2IM) has appointed
Richard Burgess as its new CEO. Alpha Media Louisville has announced
Jessica Taylor as the new Director of Urban Promotions for WGHL,
WGZB, and WMJM. Taylor replaces Valerie Sickles to was promoted
to Alpha Media's Corporate Marketing Manager. Ian Hogarth has stepped
away as Co-CEO of Songkick to leave Matt Jones as the sole CEO as
Hogarth takes on the role of Chairman. NPR has promoted Music Head
Anya Grundman to VP of Programming and Audience Development.
Future of Music Coalition (FMC), has announced the addition of Jean
Cook and Jason Burns to its Board of Directors, both joining a governance
team to support FMC's goal of creating a musical ecosystem where
artists flourish and are compensated fairly and transparently for
their work. A twenty-one veteran of Sony Music, Ayelet Schiffman
has been promoted to SVP of Rhythm & Dance Promotion at Columbia
Records, and industry veteran Ron Cerrito has become the new GM
at Kobalt Label Services and will be based in Los Angeles and will
report to Kobalt's President, Richard Sanders.
Lindsey has been promoted to Senior Director, A&R at Sony
Music Nashville and will report directly to VP, A&R Jim Catino.
Taylor will share day-to-day A&R responsibilities for all
artists on the Sony Music Nashville rosters including Arista Nashville,
Columbia Nashville, and RCA Nashville. Rob Parker has stepped
down from his position as President and CEO at Southern Ground
and has begun serving as CEO of Wisdom Transfer, a professional
services firm focused on leadership development through executive
coaching and public speaking.
Two acquisitions and a split to report; BMG has moved into the
radio sector with the acquisition of UK production music company
Bed & Beats, a company founded by library and custom radio
composer Dave Bethell, and 7digital, the global B2B digital music
and radio services company, has announced plans to acquire Snowite
(SAS), the leading French digital streaming music provider. Hackford
Jones, the London-based entertainment PR agency founded in 2003
by Simon Jones and Jonathan Hackford, with clients including One
Direction, Emma Bunton, Little Mix, and television presenters
Ant & Dec, is breaking up as the two owners go their separate
ways after over twelve years together.
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