May’s Notable Hirings, Firings, Promotions & Mergers

May 30th, 2012

Facebook acquired Glancee, a technology that enable proximity alerts among friends and like-minded users.

The National Music Publishers’ Association (NMPA) has added Barry Coburn of Ten Ten Music Group and Zach Horowitz of Universal Music Publishing Group to its Board of Directors.

The Orchard has acquired IRIS Distribution.

Samsung acquired mSpot.

 Adrian Moreira moved up to SVP of Promotions from SVP of Adult Music at RCA Records.

Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson is leaving the company, following a rumored controversy around an embellished academic record. Ross Levinsohn will be stepping up as the interim CEO.

Jay Boberg is the new chairman of the board of Isolation Network, the parent of INgrooves Fontana.

Greg Scholl, former CEO of The Orchard, is making his music industry comeback as the Executive Director of Jazz At Lincoln Center.

Dick Wingate has moved from his position as General Manager, East Coast Business Development for digital consultancy TAG Strategic, to join venture capitalist DEV (Digital Entertainment Ventures) as Principal.

A U.S. Senate panel will hold a hearing to discuss Universal Music Group’s proposed acquisition of EMI, another step in the lengthy regulatory review of the $1.9 billion deal. (WSJ) No date has been set.

Agent Joe Brauner, has moved to William Morris Endeavor from CAA, bringing clients Norah Jones and Amos Lee with him.

Richard Lom has been promoted from Director to VP of SBS Entertainment.

Alliance Entertainment acquired Audiolife.