June’s Notable Hirings, Firings, Promotions & Mergers

June 29th, 2012

Neeta Ragoowansi moves from  SoundExchange to TuneSat as their Vice President of Business Development & Legal Affairs.

Spotify has secured a broad-scale, global distribution and promotional partnership with Yahoo.

Big Jon Platt is leaving EMI Music Publishing after working with the Citigroup-owned company for over 17 years.

Adam Block has been promoted to President of the Legacy Recordings catalog at  Sony Music Entertainment.

Facebook  acquired Face.com for a price-tag of $100 million, a talent and technology grab for the company that powers the Facebook facial recognition features.

The EMI / Universal Music Group merger is still, slowly moving forward, pending a Senate review that began June 21st and despite a formal Statement of Objections from the European Competition Commission.

Adam Zelinka has been named Senior Vice President of Marketing and Product Development at UMG Distribution.

Michael Plen has just moved  from his last gig at Shangri-La Music into the role of Executive Vice President of Marketing, Licensing, and Promotion at the Fader Label.

Jason Feinberg has been appointed Vice President, Digital Strategy at Epitaph/Anti-, leaving Concord Music Group.

Vivendo CEO Jean-Bernard Levy has left the company,

Ron Spaulding has left Fontana after five years with the company.