Over the last several weeks in the A&R, Publisher, and Music
Supervision world, there are a few changes to report as always.
Of course, the big news was that the second in command at Warner
Music Group, COO Rob Wiesenthal, resigned to become CEO of Blade,
a crowd-sourced short-distance aviation company that Wiesenthal
had co-founded while he was still at Sony. Wiesenthal is scheduled
to leave the end of this month for his new position. Spotify has
named Barry McCarthy as their new CFO replacing Peter Sterky who
will remain at Spotify in an unnamed position.
Drew Hauser has joined Epic as SVP/Rock & Alternative Promotion
while Columbia Records has promoted Jon Borris to SVP, Pop Promotion.
Renato Olivari has been promoted to VP and Daniel Abowd is the new
Director of Copyright and New Media at The Royalty Network. 7digital
has promoted James Priestley to GM of North America and Head of
the San Francisco office. Jason Markey has joined STX Entertainment
as EVP and Head of Music and Interscope is opening a new office
in Nashville and has hired A&R rock veteran Kevin Williamson.
Exiting Interscope is Tunji Balaban. Warner Bros. has also had some
significant activity with the hiring of three new A&R staffers;
Jon Chen, Quinn Coleman, and Carlos Cancela have all been promoted
within the A&R Department along with Cheryl Jenets who is now
Director Production Operations at Warner Bros.
Over at Epic, Jermain Pegues joins the A&R Department while
Sha Money, Jeff Juin, and Isaac Heyman exit the Department. Also
within the Sony Label Group, Gary Overton exits Sony Nashville while
Adam Fujiki exits Sony Canada. ASCAP has re-elected Paul Williams
as Chairman and President for the fourth time, Jody Gerson, Chairman/CEO
of Universal Music Publishing Group, becomes a Publisher Board Member
while Doug Wood, composer and producer of music for television,
is the newly-elected Writer Vice Chairman. The Music Publishers
Association has elected Jackie Always as Chairwoman and Claire McAuley
has joined the organization as GM. Universal Music has appointed
Florian Jungbauer as Senior Vice President Marketing, Consumer Engagement
& Digital Partner Management, South-East Asia and will join
Universal in their Hong Kong office.
Jane Dyball is taking over as acting CEO of the UKs Music
Publishers Association (MPA) on an interim basis following the announcement
that former CEO Sarah Osborn has left the organization effective
immediately. Fender hired Andy Mooney as their new CEO, the VP of
Publicity for Epic Records, Darren Barber has relocated to Beverly
Hills, and Rightscopy hired Cecil Bond Kyte as their new CFO. The
Managing Director of Wixen Music UK, Beth Wijayarathna, has left
the company. Ocean Way Audio has appointed Rick Plushner as President.
Crown Talent & Media Group has appointed Steven Melrose as its
Head Of Music across both the UK and US. .
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