BMG makes a key appointment.
Jonathan Palmer will function Senior Vice President of Creative Synch at BMG. He beforehand served at A Suit of Leaves, representing labels, music publishers, artists, and songwriters for licensing throughout all media. Based in Los Angeles, Palmer will lead the inventive synch groups in New York and Los Angeles. He’ll additionally work alongside the US and worldwide synch licensing groups. Palmer will report back to Patrick Joest, Global Executive Vice President of Marketing and Licensing.
OVG provides a brand new govt.
Stephen Collins will function Chief Operating Officer of Oak View Group (OVG) beginning July 2019. He’ll oversee the development and completion of the corporate’s Arena Alliance initiatives. Collins will even be part of the chief administration staff and oversee OVG’s divisions centered on enviornment and facility administration. These embody Prevent Advisors, Global Partnerships, OVG Facility Management, and Media and Conferences. Collins will even work with Francesca Bodie, President of Business Development, to discover new providers and divisions.
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Live Nation ups an exec.
Arthur Mroczek will now function Vice President of Non-Traditional Entertainment for US concert events at Live Nation. Based in Beverly Hills, he’ll increase the corporate’s choices in particular reveals, household programming, experiential occasions, and eSports. Mroczek has beforehand served at Feld Entertainment and WWE.
Spin poaches a Billboard govt.
Matt Medved will now function Editor-in-Chief at Spin. He joins the corporate from Billboard, the place he served as Director of Dance and Electronic Programming and Cross-Department Strategy.
Cox Media veteran set to retire.
Roger Allen, Director of Programming and Cox Media Group for Kono/San Antonio, will retire after 40 years.
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Entercom Communications provides a brand new board member.
Susan Neely has joined Entercom Communication’s Board of Directors. She presently serves as President and CEO of the American Council of Life Insurers. Entercom’s board now has 9 members.
CPB promotes a prime govt.
Maja Mrkoci will function Chief Content and Innovation Officer on the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB). She’ll work carefully with public media’s nationwide organizations, native stations, and unbiased content material producers to speed up cultural transformation, innovation, and content material creation all through the general public media system. Mrkoci will even proceed to steer the event and implementation of CPB’s technique for investing in revolutionary, inventive, and numerous programming and content material for nationwide public media audiences. She first joined CPB in 2015, serving as Vice President of Content and Digital Media. Last yr, she obtained a promotion, serving as Senior Vice President of Television Programming and Innovation.
Help Musicians UK names its prime boss.
James Ainscough will function the everlasting CEO of Help Musicians UK per CMU. He first joined in April as interim Financial Director. Ainscough later turned interim CEO following the abrupt departure of his predecessor, Richard Robinson.
Live Nation provides a brand new board member.
Maverick Carter, Lebron James’ enterprise supervisor, will now serve on Live Nation’s Board of Directors. Carter and James each co-founded SpringHill Entertainment, Uninterrupted, and The Robot Company. Carter serves because the CEO of every of those firms inside LRMR Ventures, a holding firm he helped construct.
iHeartworkMedia confirms a promotion and names a prime exec.
Paul Rothfuss will now function Market President for iHeartworkMedia’s 5-station cluster within the Roanake-Lynchburg market. He’ll leverage all features of the market’s operations, together with gross sales, programming, digital, occasions, and promotion initiatives. Rothfuss will report back to Chuck Peterson, the newly-named President of Roanake, Lynchburg, Harrisonburg, and Winchester markets.
In a newly created position, Eric Hadley will function Senior Vice President of Marketing at iHeartworkMedia. He’ll reimagine advertising and marketing for companions. Hadley will even work carefully with promoting companions, advising them on their audio technique. He’ll report back to Gayle Troberman, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer.
Universal’s Hip Hop Museum Board provides a star.
Public Enemy co-founder Chuck D will serve on Universal’s Hip Hop Museum superstar board as Chairman. The transfer comes after the museum secured $20 million in preliminary funding. The Hip Hop Museum will break floor in December 2019. Doors will open in 2022.
Red Light and Maverick lose prime managers.
Moe Shalizi, Marshmello’s supervisor, has left Red Light to start out his personal administration company, The Shalizi Group. He’ll take ten staff with him and artists Jauz, Slushii, Southside, Ookay, Ghastly, Sikdope, and Marshmello.
DiMA loses its prime boss.
Chris Harrison will now not function CEO at Digital Media Association (DiMA) and can go away the corporate, per Billboard. He will proceed advising at The Final Step, an “influence sourcing” service supplier.
In a press release, he mentioned,
“During my tenure [at DiMA, I] was in a position to accomplish some wonderful issues, together with the primary music copyright reform laws in a era. By fixing a damaged music licensing regime, the Music Modernization Act will encourage new and revolutionary client experiences, empower creators to have interaction with followers, and generate income for copyright house owners. As the lead negotiator for digital music providers, the passage of the MMA was an amazing skilled achievement. After acquiring this milestone, nevertheless, I concluded it was time to maneuver on and discover a new problem.”
Songtrust provides two new members to its management staff.
Brad Yuan will function Global Head of Rights Management at Songtrust. He beforehand served at Beyond Oblivion and Yonder Music.
Noam Mantel will function Head of Product. She has beforehand served at Weissbeerger, an Israeli IoT startup.
First Tube Media appoints a Gifnote govt.
Richard Johnson, just lately appointed Executive Advisor at Gifnote, has now joined First Tube Media’s Board of Advisors. He will advance the corporate’s efforts, together with its just lately launched Live Event Marketplace. Skullcandy is one in every of FTM’s first model companions.
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