January’s Notable Hiring, Firings, Promotions & Mergers

January 31st, 2013

Beats Electronics just hired former Topspin CEO Ian Rogers to head up its new music service called ‘Daisy.’

Sony-owned Epic Records has laid off SVP of Promotion and Strategy Erik Oleson and COO Mark Shimmel.

BMG Rights Management hired Robert Stegmüller as Vice President of Copyright.

EMI Australia chairman and senior VP of marketing Mark Poston has stepped down.

Island co-president Ted Cockle is now President of Virgin Records UK.

Naomi Moran as General Manager of The Orchard UK and Europe.
Elizabeth Sobol has been named President and CEO of Decca Label Group, USA.
Capitol Music Group just named Todd von Mende, formerly of Universal Music Group, as CFO.
Justin Eshak moved from Mick Management to Vice President of A&R at Columbia Records.
Sonicbids was sold to Backstage for $15 million.