September’s Notable Hirings, Firings & Promotions

September 29th, 2011

Warner Bros. Records laid off Senior Vice Presidents of Promotion Mike Rittberg and Ron Cerrito.

Stuart Rosen has been promoted to Senior Vice President and General Counsel at BMI

WMG said goodbye to digital executive Michael Nash, while Stephen Bryan is stepping up as Executive Vice President of Digital Strategy and Business Development, Recorded Music.

Rightsflow named Fred Beteille as Senior Vice President of Operations Technology.

As expected, incoming head of combined promotions at WMG, Reprise and Warner Bros. Peter Gray is bringing his own people to the company,  including David Dyer, who will head top 40 out of New York; Josh Reich, who will have a similar position in Chicago, and Paul Davidson, who will head a newly-created Promotion Operations Department.

Universal Music Group  named Simon Watt to Head of Technology.

Apple iTunes head Eddy Cue is moving to senior VP of Internet Software and Services, reporting directly to CEO Tim Cook.

The Canadian Independent Music Association (CIMA) elected its new 2011-12 Board of Directors last night.  New members are:  Ric Arboit, Nettwerk Productions; Jon Bartlett, Kelp Records, Pegi Cecconi, Anthem Entertainment; Shauna de Cartier, Six Shooter Records; Bernie Finkelstein, Finkelstein Management; Jake Gold, The Management Trust; Mike Greatorex, Sonic Records; Geoff Kulawick, True North Records; Jeffrey Remedios, Arts & Crafts Productions and Tony Sal, CP Records. Remaining on the Board for another year are:  Jeff Craib, Feldman & Associates, Bob D’Eith, Adagio Music; Grant Dexter, MapleMusic; Gord Dimitrieff, Aporia Records; Matt Drouin, Equator Music; Terry Flood, DKD Group; Alvin Jahns, Stony Plain Records; Grit Laskin, Borealis Records; Sander Shalinsky, Coalition Entertainment Records and Jim West, Justin Time Records.