March’s Notable Hirings, Firings, Promotions & Mergers

March 31st, 2014

Pandora is losing Tom Conrad, its Chief Technology Officer and Executive Vice President of Product.

Mark Adams has been promoted to Music Director by Box TV.

Downtown Music Publishing  hired Tom Graham to establish a London office. Graham’s official title is A&R Manager.

Nicola Tuer was promoted from Executive Vice President to Chief Operating Officer at Sony Music U.K.

Troy Carter‘s management company Atom Factory Management named two Co-Presidents, Julius “J” Erving and Ty Stiklorius.

Michelle Lorge has been named Publicity Manager at Sweet Talk Publicity.

Kobalt Music Group hired Jeannette Perez as its SVP of Synch & Brand Partnerships – North America.

Jon Bahr has been promoted to Senior Director of Marketing & Communications at ASCAP.

Peter OppenheimerApple‘s SVP and CFO, will be retiring with Luca Maestri, current VP of Finance and Corporate Controller, stepping in his CFO shoes start June 2014.

Event: A Tribute to 80s Dylan

March 20th, 2014

A cool event happening in NYC next week, for all the Dylan fans out there…
ATO Records is excited to announce the release of Bob Dylan In The 80s: Volume One on March 25. The brainchild of producers and NYU/REMU alums Jesse Lauter (Elvis Perkins, The Low Anthem) and Sean O’Brien (Dawes, PAPA), the mission of Bob Dylan In The 80s: Volume One is to shed new light on a large cache of Bob Dylan songs that have long gone ignored, covering the period starting with 1980’s Saved and ending with 1990’s Under The Red Sky. Album contributors include: Built To Spill, Aaron Freeman of Ween & Slash, Glen Hansard, Reggie Watts, Bonnie “Prince” Billy, Lucius, Langhorne Slim, Craig Finn Of The Hold Steady, Deer Tick, Dawn Landes, Blitzen Trapper, Carl Broemel Of My Morning Jacket, Elvis Perkins and more. The album is available for pre-order now at

In the liner notes to this collection, New York Times best-selling author Jonathan Lethem (Motherless Brooklyn, Fortress of Solitude) writes, “In the famously difficult art of going up against Dylan’s performance of his own material, a number of these reach the highest threshold. I hope Bob Dylan listens to this record, and plays it for his current touring band.”

This panel will discuss Bob Dylan’s career in the 80s, why music took the “new wave” direction that it did in the 80s, and the making of Bob Dylan In The 80s: Volume One.  The panel will feature the following esteemed guests:

Wesley Stace aka John Wesley Harding- Musician, Author,
Robert Christgau- Music critic,
Glen Hansard- Singer/Songwriter,
Dawn Landes- Singer/Songwriter,
Jesse Lauter- Producer,
Sean O’Brien- Producer,

This event is free and open to the public with an RSVP via: