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Scott Greer has been named Executive Vice President of Capitol Music Group. The move was announced by CMG Chairman and CEO Steve Barnett, to whom Greer will report. Paul Karpowicz, President of the Meredith Local Media Group, was elected Chairman of the Board of Directors of Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) at a BMI’s last board meeting in Nashville. The IFPI has hired Dr. David Price, previously Director of Piracy and Counterfeit Analysis at NetNames, a brand protection company, as Head of Anti-Piracy Research and Analysis. 7digital has promoted Kyle Pierce to Vice President of Music Partnerships. Pierce previously worked in business development and music publisher relations.

Viacom Entertainment and Music Groups has promoted Eddie Dalva to Executive Vice President of Content and Programming Enterprises. Def Jam Recordings has promoted Bill Evans to Vice President of Urban Promotion and SMH Records has hired John Nicholas as General Manager. Nicholas left his position as Vice President of Sales at Universal Music Distribution to make the move after a twenty-five year tenure with the company. Risa Matsuki has been promoted to VP, Promotions at the Beggars Group of labels (4AD, Matador Records, Rough Trade Records, XL Recordings and Young Turks). Tom Osborn was appointed to VP/Marketing for Kobalt Label Services. Eddie Dalva was named Executive VP of Content and Programming Enterprises, Viacom Entertainment and Music Groups.

Long-term promotion executive Bruce Shindler announced his retirement from the music business after a 41-year tenure, to take effect at the end of 2014. Downtown Music Publishing appointed senior ASCAP executive Andrew Sparkler as VP, Business Affairs & Operations. Ali Bianchi joined Primary Wave Music as label publicist following their recent joint venture deal with BMG. Def Jam Recordings promoted Bill Evans to VP, Urban Promotion. Sony/ATV has partnered with Adam Alpert to form a new music publishing company named Selector Songs. Atlas Music Publishing (Atlas) has acquired the catalog of one of Nashville music’s most successful independent music publishers, Combustion Music. The highly sought after deal marks the opening of Atlas Music Publishing’s Nashville offices and launches a long-term joint venture with Combustion Music under the banner Combustion Atlas.

After a 15 year stint, Bill Carr, Amazon's head of digital music and video is exiting the company with no word yet as to his next adventure. That's all for now.

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