Here is a summary of recent hires and internal promotions in the music industry as of May 19, 2023.
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Although the original plan was to leave BMG at the end of 2023, CEO Hartwig Masuch will now be succeeded by his previously announced successor, CFO Thomas Coesfeld, on July 1st.
Masuch is leaving BMG and Bertelsmann “at his own request and with the best of mutual understanding” and referred to “personal plans for the future,” according to his employer. In addition, Bertelsmann/RTL Managing Director Mathis Wolter will replace Coesfeld as CFO.
Chrysalis Records/Blue Raincoat Music
Reservoir’s Chrysalis/Blue Raincoat has named Donna Vergier (who has worked as the company’s “freelance international consultant” for about a year) as vice president of international marketing.
LiveCo has brought in ASM Global veteran Steve Tadlock as SVP of Venue Relations and promoted Mark Dinerstein (who has been with the company since its inception in 2021) from EVP to President of the live entertainment company’s newly formed corporate development group.
Ineffable Records has hired nine-year-old Pandora music programmer and curator Diego Herrera as director of business development.
Neil Jacobsons Hallwood Media has named 2wenty veteran Danny Berkeley-Scott as VP of Management.
Warner Chappell Great Britain
Warner Chappell UK has promoted Amber Davis to SVP – a role she will assume while continuing to serve as the publisher’s head of A&R.
Warner Music’s Elektra has promoted three employees: Chris Brown is now EVP of Elektra and co-head of Roadrunner Records, while Katie Robinson has become Elektra’s head of marketing.
To top off the promotions, Johnny Minardi is the official head of Fueled by Ramen, co-head of Roadrunner, and SVP of A&R for Elektra.
musicFIRST has recruited Mark Pryor (former US Senator) and Will Moschella (former Assistant Attorney General) as co-chairs.
40+ year old Atlantic Records team member Andrea Ganis died in 2019 became The label’s first promotional president has announced plans to leave the WMG subsidiary.
Elizabeth Heidt, a Gibson executive, has been appointed chief marketing officer after more than seven years.