Latest Music Industry Hiring: IFPI, PRS for Music, Kobalt, Primary Wave, more

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As part of a July music industry hiring, Fred Rubenstein (pictured) became vice president of digital marketing at Sony Music Nashville. Photo credit: Rebecca Lader

Here is a summary of recent hires and internal promotions in the music industry as of July 20, 2023.

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Frances Moore, CEO of the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry, will step down in late 2023 and is currently helping “the global search for her successor.”

PRS for music

Experienced songwriter Crispin Hunt has signed up as a PRS for Music Director.


Kobalt has hired former BMI creative director Teresa Romo as senior creative director for Latin America — a role in which she will “primarily” oversee the company’s “creative expansion in Mexico.”

primary shaft

Primary Wave has promoted 13+ year veteran (and partner) Marty Silverstone to President of Global Sync.

Prague metis

Long-time tax expert Anson Loi has joined Prager Metis as a partner.

Kanpai Pandas

“Omnichain NFT Collection” Kanpai Pandas has hired former Red Bull music marketing manager David Nam as its head of marketing to run its Kanpai Media company.

Sony Music Nashville

Sony Music Nashville has hired former Warner Music Group and Twitch executive Fred Rubenstein as vice president of digital marketing.

Royal College of Music

The managing director of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, James Williams, is expected to serve as director of the Royal College of Music on September 1 next year.

Eat music

Eat Music has hired Torben Meyer from Hanse Booking as Senior Talent Agent for International.

Interscope Geffen A&M

Interscope Geffen A&M has made four promotions: Sam Riback and longtime UMG contributor Nicole Wyskoarko are now A&R Presidents, Michelle An, a 17-year-old team member, became President of Creative Strategy, and Gary Kelly, an Interscope supervisor, has been Interscope’s GM for over 13 years and is Interscope Geffen A&M’s EVP and Chief Revenue Officer.

Warner Music Latina

Warner Music Latina has appointed former Warner Music Colombia Senior A&R Manager Andrés Shaq as A&R Director.