January’s Notable Hirings, Firings, and Promotions

January 30th, 2015

Zach Horowitz has left the National Music Publisher’s Association. He will be replaced by Jody Gerson, Chairman and CEO of Universal Publishing.

Nick Roden, formerly the Commercial Director at Defected Records, has recently been appointed by INgrooves Music Group as the Director of International Business Development.

After only seven months, Mike Randall left his position as Head of Revenue at Snapchat.

Warner Music Latina has promoted Gabriela Martinez to SVP of Marketing for Warner Music Latin America and General Manager of Warner Music Latina.

Rdio’s UK Team has brought in three new hires, including Hong Nguyen as the Head of  EMEA, Alex Vlassopolus as VP and Head of Business Development, and Luke Anthony as Director of Business and Legal Affairs.

PledgeMusic appointed Alyssa Crevier as Global Head of Brand, for which she has left her position as Global Manager of Artist Marketing and Original Content at Spotify.

Chris Giansante, former Senior Analyst at ole, has been promoted to General Manager of Administration.

Mahesh Narayanan joins Saavn as their new COO, leaving behind an operational leadership position for advertising company Sociomatic.

Black Dog UK, a brand representing directors of celebrity music videos, has appointed Katie Dolan as its new Head.

Gary Gersh, formerly CEO of The Artists Organization, has joined AEG Live as President of Global Talent.

December’s Notable Hirings, Firings, Promotions & Mergers

January 2nd, 2015

My lovely friend Bridget Unger Perdomo has left her position as Director, Commercial Music Group at Sony/ATV.  Bridget is now Director of Clearance at Music Dealers.

Scott Cohen joined pay-as-you-go streaming service Psonar as a non-executive Chairman. Cohen is co-founder and International VP of The Orchard.

Peter Lloyd was named Creative Director of Music Publishing at Disney Music Group.

Puma named Rihanna Creative Director, where she will oversee the brand’s line of women’s clothing and recently attended a creative session at Puma HQ in addition to becoming a brand ambassador.

Brianne Pinns has been promoted to VP of Public Relations at Cashmere Agency.

Fred McIntyre and Richard Cohen have joined Mixcloud‘s Board of Advisors.

Deezer hired Beth Murphy as CMO.

ASCAP CEO John LoFrumento is retiring on January 1st after 33 years at the company.

Songwriting and production team Rock Mafia has formed a joint venture with Downtown Music Publishing.

UMG’s Capitol Music Group hired Jennie Boddy and Erin Cooney as VPs of Publicity.

Mike Tunnicliffe has been named Universal Music Group‘s EVP of Business Developments and Partnerships, effective January 1st.

Sony Music UK hired Indy Vidyalankara as Director of Communications. She is leaving her position as Communications Manager at the BBC, where she is Communications Manager.

Decca Records promoted Rebecca Allen to Managing Director.