January’s Hirings, Firings, Promotions & Mergers

January 31st, 2014

Billboard has been grouped with The Hollywood Reporter, now comprising the Entertainment Group, so there have been lots of movement in Guggenheim Media: Long-time editorial director Bill Werde is leaving the company, with Hollywood Reporter head Janice Min taking over. John Amato has been named co-president of the Entertainment Group; the editorial team will consist of Shanti Marlar as creative director, Jennifer Laski as photo and video director, and Matthew Belloni as executive editor.

Dave Haynes has stepped down from his position as  SoundCloud‘s VP of Business Development.

Cooking Vinyl has expanded its marketing team, adding Sammy Andrews as Head of Digital Marketing and Chris Farrow as Product and Marketing Manager.  Previously, he was Marketing Manager at Sunday Best Recordings.

Morten Remmer is WiMP‘s new Managing Director moving from his position as head of digital at Universal Music and commercial director of ArtPeople.

Beats is officially shutting down MOG, the music service they acquired in 2012.  David Hyman, MOG’s founder, has moved on to become CEO of Chosen.fm.

David Renzer is now Chairman of publishing company Spirit Music Group.  Rezner was formerly Chairman and CEO of Universal Music Publishing Group.

Jessica Lehrman is the new Director of Business and Legal Affairs at ADA. She was previously  an associate at law firm Morrison & Foerster.

Clark Miller is now EVP of North American operations at Warner/Chappell, moving from his last post as EVP of international business affairs and global opportunities at Sony/ATV Music Publishing.

Joe Gillen has been named CFO of BMG North America.

Dana Miller will now head marketing and brand development for Billboard and The Hollywood Reporter.

Brian Felsen has resigned as CD Baby‘s President, a position that he held since 2008.