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Executive Turntable: Columbia Taps UK President; Web3 Label Hires R&B/Hip-Hop Power Player

Dipesh Parmar was promoted to president of Columbia Records UK whereas Amy Wheatley was appointed managing director of the label. Parmar was beforehand president of Ministry of Sound, which Sony Music acquired in 2016, whereas Wheatley was beforehand managing director at Ministry of Sound, which can now function below the Columbia umbrella. Parmar will proceed reporting to Sony Music UK & Ireland chairman and CEO Jason Iley and Wheatley will proceed reporting to Parmar.

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Web3 document label Nvak Collective named Nikisha Bailey normal supervisor. In the function, Bailey will oversee and facilitate A&R, advertising and label operations. Bailey was most just lately vp of A&R admin & operations at Artist Partner Group/Atlantic Records. She additionally serves as vp of The Recording Academy’s New York chapter, as an envoy for the Black Music Collective and as co-chair of Women In Music’s range and inclusion council. She was named a Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Power Player in 2020 and 2021. Bailey will be reached at [email protected]

Holger Horen was appointed CFO at CTS Eventim. He joins the corporate from PEAC Finance, the place he served as CFO and chief danger officer. Horen succeeds Andreas Grandiger, who can even step down from the CTS Eventim government board when his contract ends on Dec. 31.

Music funding platform beatBread named trade veteran Mark Terry as head of Europe. In the newly created function, Terry will lead beatBread’s growth within the U.Ok. and Continental Europe, with a deal with growing deeper relationships with artists, managers, distributors and unbiased labels. He’ll work intently with beatBread’s head of artist & trade growth, Matthew Tilley.

Sam Riddle was named senior vp of promoting at Warner Records. In his new function, Riddle will oversee advertising campaigns for the label’s roster, with a deal with artist growth. Based in Los Angeles, he’ll report back to government vp of promoting & artist growth Dionnee Harper. He joins Warner Records from Roc Nation, the place he most just lately served as vp of artist administration.

Position Music employed Melanie Ainsworth as CFO. Before becoming a member of the corporate, she served as monetary controller for Big Machine Label Group in Nashville for eight years. Ainsworth will be reached at [email protected]

Shilpa Das was named vp and head of publishing & label administration at Avex USA. Das will oversee administration for Avex USA Publishing and the Avex USA label SELENE. She joins the corporate from Reach Music Publishing, the place she managed copyright administration and royalties. Based in Los Angeles, she’ll report back to Avex USA CEO Naoki Osaka.

ASM Global made three new hires in its business partnership division: Bryce G. Townsend as senior vp of economic partnerships; Kevin Dent as vp of sponsorship gross sales and enterprise growth; and Emily Wilson as director of promoting options. Townsend will be reached at [email protected], Dent will be reached at [email protected] and Wilson will be reached at [email protected]

Big Sync Music employed Christina Spoljaric Konig as shopper companies director for the corporate’s North America division. She will oversee Big Sync Music’s shoppers in North America, together with Unilever. Spoljaric Konig arrives at Big Sync from sonic branding and sound design company Sixième Son, the place she served as director of name partnerships.

Lauren Harman was named president of movie/TV licensing for Silo Music, the place she is going to oversee artistic pitching and A&R. She arrives at Silo from Nas‘ Mass Appeal Records, the place she ran the synch division. Harman will be reached at [email protected]

Sony Music Nashville employed Jason McColl as senior director of A&R. McColl involves the label from Warner Nashville, the place he served as director of A&R. In his new function, he’ll work intently on the A&R for Corey Kent, Jameson Rodgers and extra.

Scotty O’Brien was elevated to vp of promotion, advertising SXM Radio at BBR Music Group; he was beforehand director of Southeast regional promotion. He will proceed to function the Southeast regional promotion consultant for Broken Bow Records; his function expands to supervise SXM airplay for all BBRMG imprints, producing syndicated content material and growing total promotion and advertising methods for these platforms for artists throughout the label group. O’Brien will be reached at [email protected]

Business administration agency Farris, Self & Moore promoted three crew members: Gator Pizer and Hannah Haggerty, from shopper managers to affiliate enterprise managers; and Elaina Riggs from operations, contracts and royalty supervisor to director of operations. Pizer will be reached at [email protected], Haggerty will be reached at [email protected] and Riggs will be reached at [email protected]

European podcast and audiobook subscription service Podimo employed Claus Thune as international director of programming. Based at Podimo’s Copenhagen headquarters, Thune will work intently with the corporate’s product and native curation groups. He joins from Epidemic Sound, the place he served as director of music curation. Thune will be reached at [email protected]

Huxley promoted George Georgopoulos to director of name partnerships and employed Kerry McKenna as senior agent. McKenna, who joins from KEEP Agency, will work alongside Georgopoulos and others on model partnerships for Huxley expertise. Georgopoulos will be reached at [email protected] and McKenna will be reached at [email protected]

Digital leisure and retail affiliation ERA named Ben Drury chair of the group, efficient Jan. 1. Drury ran after which bought dotmusic to Yahoo in 2003, then went on to discovered B2B obtain and streaming service 7digital the next 12 months. He left 7digital to determine the kids’s audio platform Yoto in 2015.

The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) and MusiCounts introduced new members to its 2022-23 board of administrators. They are: Adam Burchill, head of sports activities and gaming, North America at TikTok; Dr. Julie Nagam, chair of the historical past of indigenous arts of North America (assistant professor and curator) at University of Winnipeg; Kate Purchase, senior director, CEO platform, workplace of the CEO at Microsoft; and Mark Harrison, founding father of The T1 Agency.



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