Music Group has announced changes to their executive reporting structure.
Stu Bergen, International Recorded Music President, will now also
oversee WEA Corp. and Mike Jbara, formerly President of ADA has
been assigned the new position of Executive VP of WMG Technology
& Business Processes. Both moves were in response to the departure
of Brian Roberts, Executive VP of Strategy and Operations. Also
at Warner, James Steven has been promoted to EVP of Communications
& Marketing and will be based at the company's NY headquarters
and will report to CEO Steve Cooper.
Rick Krim, most recently EVP of Artist Development at Republic Records,
has been announced as the new Co-President of A&R at Sony/ATV,
Christina Wighton, formerly at Kobalt, has been hired as the Office
Manager at Indie Music Publishing Company Creative Nation, and Epic
Records has promoted Courtney Lowery to VP of Publicity. Twitter's
Head of Music Bob Moczydlowsky announced by a tweet of course that
he is leaving his position. Bryon Prescott has been announced as
the new Head of Urban at Epic Records. Prescott will also bring
his Chameleon Entertainment imprint to Epic. iHeartMedia COO Brian
Kaminsky is their new President of Programmatic and Data Operations.
Patch Culbertson, part of Republic Records A&R Department since
2009, has been named Republic's Director of A&R effective immediately.
Republic Records also promoted Naim McNair to Senior VP of A&R.
Jake Wisely has been promoted to CEO of Bicycle Music and will oversee
all music publishing, licensing and rights management at Bicycle
and well as Concord Music Group while reporting to group CEO Scott
Pascucci. Rob Wells resigned as Universal Music's President of Global
Digital Business after fifteen years at the company.
Good Ear Music Supervision, a music supervision company that has
worked with Apple, Google, and others, has hired Jackie Shuman as
Music Supervisor. Shuman was previously Head of Sync at Crush Management.
Richard Dinnadge has been hired as International Business Development
Director by Schott Music. Dinnadge was previously head of music
and video at Readers Digest. Def Jam Recordings Gabe
Tesoriero has been promoted to EVP of Media and Artist Relations.
Tesoriero was formerly SVP of Media and Artist Relations at Island
Def Jam Music Group and is Kanye Wests publicist.
Viacom is restructuring after the announced departure of MTV Networks
Music & Logo President Van Toffler. The company will split into
the Viacom Music & Entertainment Group, headed by Doug Herzog,
and the Viacom Kids & Family Group, headed by Cyma Zarghami.
Ashley Tabor's UK-based Global, The Media and Entertainment Group,
launched a new division in the US being headed by longtime AEG Live
Chief Randy Phillips. Kobalt, the number two publisher in the US,
has raised a $60 million Series C funding round with investment
from Google Ventures, Michael Dells private firm MSD Capital
(already a Kobalt investor) and MSDC Management.
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