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.