February’s Notable Hirings, Firings & Promotions

February 29th, 2012

Effective April 1st, Kazuo Hirai will be replacing Sir Howard Stringer as president and CEO of Sony Corp.

Def Jam has named Gabrielle Peluso as GM.

Sonos hired Kristen Bender as Senior Manager of Music Product Management.

Michael Bryan is now OM Of Clear Channel-Nashville.

X5 Music Group has hired Noelle Bell as account director.

Lots of action happening at Epic RecordsJulia Savoca is now SVP of Sales;  Sylvia Rhone will be launching an imprint under the label; and Heath Kudler is now Senior Vice President and Head of Business & Legal Affairs.

Pete Dodge is now General Manager & VP of its Artist and Label Services division at Kobalt Music Group .

The Orchard has named ADA cofounder Michael Black as SVP of its Client & Sales Group.

UMG-owned, Island Def Jam Music Group has hired Eric Wong as Executive Vice President of Marketing.

Dave Zierler has moved up to be president of INgrooves.

John Hogan became chairman and CEO of Clear Channel Media and Entertainment.

Shifts at NPR - Kinsey Wilson  is promoted to EVP/Chief Content Officer of NPR, and Margaret Low Smith is promoted to SVP of News.

The Country Music Association  named Troy Tomlinson of Sony/ ATV Music Publishing the new President of the CMA Board of Directors and Ed Hardy as President-Elect.