June’s Notable Hirings, Firings, Promotions & Mergers

June 30th, 2014

Maker Studios will be laying off 10 percent of their employees, possibly this week, following its recent acquisition by Disney.

SoundCloud has opened an office in New York and plans to expand from 20 to 40 employees based at the NYC location this year.

Dualtone Music Group named Angie Ruis its new Director of Film & TV Licensing.

John Janick has been named Interscope Geffen A&M‘s new Chairman and CEO, replacing Jimmy Iovine who is moving to an executive position at Apple.

Moves at Sony CorporationNicole Seligman has been promoted to President of U.S. based Sony Entertainment and Senior Legal Counsel of Sony Group; Alex Sancaya has been promoted to Managing Director of Sony Music Entertainment Indonesia.

TuneCore has promoted current President Scott Ackerman to CEO.

Interscope Geffen A&M has promoted John Ehmann from Director of A&R to Vice President of A&R.

Universal Music Australia promoted Michael Taylor and Darren Aboud to Managing Directors of Universal Music Labels Australia.

Beats Music CEO Ian Rogers and Chief Creative Officer Trent Reznor will both be moving to Apple with Beats.

Streamsound Records hired Teddi Bonadies as VP of National Promotion and Strategic Marketing, Tyler Waugh as National Director of Promotion, and Denise Roberts as West Coast Manager of Promotion

Some new hires at SESAC: Sam Kling was named SVP of Creative Operations; Jessica Sobhraj was hired as Manager, Digital Content Licensing.

Sony/RED named Jennifer Liss its Senior Director of Radio Promotion, moving her over from Sony/ATV.

Shazam hired Patricia Parra as CMO.

Republic Records promoted Rob Stevenson to Executive Vice President of the label from his position as Executive Vice President of A&R.

Talent Manager and producer Eric Ortner has signed a deal with Live Nation’s Vector Management. The two parties are forming Vector OMG to represent journalists and other public figures.

Sony Music Entertainment has named Jennifer Fowler SVP of U.S. Marketing and Revenue Generation.

Artist Group International (AGI) has named Lisa Bashi VP of Operations.

Katy Perry started her own record label, Metamorphosis Music as a joint venture with Capitol Records.

At Triple 8 Management, Jesse Atwell was promoted from VP of Digital Marketing and Tour Marketing to SVP of Marketing and Ricky Brown to VP of Marketing.

Def Jam Recordings promoted Nicki Farag to Vice President of Promotion.

SPIN has named Craig Marks its Editor-in-Chief.