July’s Notable Hirings, Firings, Promotions & Mergers

July 31st, 2013

jacAPPS, a radio-focused mobile app developer, hired Bob Kernen for the newly-created position of Vice President/Chief Operating Officer.

Charlie Vogt has been named CEO of Harris Broadcast.

Don Cannon is now VP, A&R at Def Jam Recordings.

Rob Farina is stepping down as EVP & Platforms at Astral Media.

Concord Music Group has laid off a number of employees, rumors are tallying the number from 18 to upwards of 20 while a company spokesperson said it was closer to 10 than 20.

Jason Roth is the new US Director of Communications for Spotify.

UMG East Coast Label Group has hired both Mauro DeCeglie and Jules Ferree as VPs, Brand Partnerships, to work with Republic Records and Island Def Jam.

Matt Voss is the new EVP of Marketing, Strategy, and Planning for Universal Music.

Dan Kruchkow was promoted to CMO at Crush Management, in addition to his current position as Head of Digital Strategy.
Emmy-nominated director, producer, and artist Marc Brickman joined Steven Van Zandt’s team at Renegade Nation’s Renegade Management.