April’s Notable Hirings, Firings, Promotions, and Mergers

April 30th, 2015

Tim Kelly, previously GM of Pacific Marketing at Sony Australia, has now been appointed Managing Director of Inertia Music

Artist Pitbull recently split from his manager Charles Chavez, with whom he has worked since 2007.

Concord Music Group has acquired Vanguard and Sugar Hill from Welk Music Group.

Christine Pepe has been promoted to VP of Business and Legal Affairs at ASCAP.

ASCAP also recently appointed Alice Kim as EVP of Chief Strategy and Business Development. Kim was previously the founder of Digiconsult, a digital consulting service.

Taeko Saito has been appointed head of International A&R at Downtown Music Publishing. 

Mariah Carey has left her long time publicist Cindi Berger. While she searches for a new one, current EVP of Media and Strategic Development at Epic Records Laura Swanson is covering.

Eliah Seton, previously SVP of International Strategy and Operations, has been promoted to President of Alternate Distribution Alliance at Warner Music. 

Doghouse Records, Kitsune, and Hit City U.S.A. have all joined INGrooves Music Group.