October’s Notable Hirings, Firings, Promotions & Mergers

October 31st, 2014

Sony/ATV formed a new music publishing company, Selector Songs, with Adam Alpert.

VH1 named Sandy Alouete its new SVP of Talent and Music Programming.

Downtown Music Publishing has hired Andrew Sparkler as its VP of Business Affairs and Operations.

CueSongs hired Dave Williams as its new CTO.  Williams was previously Director of Content Operations at Nokia Music.

SoundHound has hired Bryce Weitzel as its new Director of Ad Solutions & Integrated Marketing, Gabrielle Mayer as Director of Client Services, and Mary Ellen McKenna as Senior Account Executive.

Canadian Music Week named Justin Kwan its Festival Manager.

Music Canada Live hired Erin Benjamin as its new Executive Director.

Ron Fair left his position as Chief Creative Officer and EVP of Virgin Records.

Jim Mahoney was hired by Merlin to be GM of their new U.S. office.  Mahoney comes from the Association of Independent Music (A2IM).

Chris Phillips is now Chief Product Officer of Pandora.

Event: NY Music Tech Meet Up

October 27th, 2014

I’m very please to announce that Sparkplug will be giving a demo of our site at the NY Music Tech Meet Up on November 5th.

Details and tickets available here.