March’s Notable Hirings, Firings, Promotions & Mergers

March 31st, 2013

Pandora CEO Joe Kennedy is leaving after ten years at the company.

Greg Maffei, current Liberty Media President and CEO, is the new Live Nation chairman.

 Harry Fox Agency hired Matthew Beekman as Chief Technology Officer.

 Joie Manda has resigned as President of Def Jam Records to relocate back to Los Angeles and join Interscope Records as President of Urban Music.

ASCAP announced the results of its biannual board of directions election.  Alf Clausen is the only newcomer.

The twelve writer members are:

Paul Williams [also president and chairmain]
Alf Clausen
Marilyn Bergman
Richard Bellis
Bruce Broughton
George Duke

Dan Foliart
Wayland Holyfield
Valerie Simpsons
Jimmy Webb
Doug Wood
Stephen Paulus – symphonic and concert field

The twelve publisher members are:

Martin Bandier (Sony/ATV)
Caroline Bienstock (Bienstock Publishing)
Barry Coburn (Ten Ten Music)
John L. Eastman (Edwin H. Morris & Co.)
Zach Horowitz (Universal Music)
Laurent Hubert (BMG Gold Songs)
Dean Kay (Lichelle Music)
Leeds Levy (Leeds Music)
Matt Pincus (Songs Music Publishing)
Irwin Z. Robinson (Cromwell Music)
Cameron Strang (Warner Brothers Music)
James Kendrick – symphonic and concert field (Schott Music Corporation/European American Music Corporation)