Common Music UK appointed Sally Davies as managing director of Abbey Highway, the legendary recording studio without end linked with iconic albums by The Beatles, Pink Floyd, Radiohead, Kate Bush and extra. That is an in-house transfer for Davies, who arrives after a 10-year run at U-Stay, the stay promoter throughout the Vivendi Group and UMUK. As CEO of U-Stay, she notably produced the immersive dinner present Mamma Mia the Social gathering! alongside ABBA’s Björn Ulvaeus. Previous to U-Stay, Davies spent seven years with AEG as assistant GM/director of occasions of The O2 area. Since Abbey Highway turned a part of UMG as a part of its 2012 acquisition of EMI (the studio was initially known as EMI Recording Studios), it has expanded its providers past recording and mixing. It presents audio mastering, audio restoration, and post-production providers, amongst others. Davies relies in London and can report back to UMUK COO David Sharpe.
“I’ve known Sally for a long time so it was an easy decision to appoint her to one of the most important leadership positions in our industry, at the forefront of world class recordings, sound innovation and creative education,” commented David Joseph, chairman and CEO of Common Music UK. “Sally balances creativity and business strategy exceptionally well and I couldn’t be happier to welcome her back to the Universal Music family.”
Interscope Data appointed Manny Prado vice chairman of selling and A&R. Within the newly created function, Prado will work alongside executives Nir Seroussi and Jose Cedeño to signal and develop artists for Interscope Miami in addition to work carefully with its current roster, in accordance with a press assertion. Most not too long ago, Prado served as vp of West Coast operations at Sony Music Latin, the place he labored for 20 years. Throughout his tenure on the label, he was a key determine within the careers of Becky G, Carin León and Christian Nodal, amongst others. “Manny Prado is simply one of the most talented and driven executives working in music,” stated Nir Seroussi, govt vice chairman of Interscope Geffen A&M Data. “We’re thrilled to have him join the team at Interscope Miami as we continue to build a best-in-class platform for Latin artists.” –Griselda Flores
ASCAP employed Tim Daugherty as senior vice chairman of normal licensing. Based mostly in New York Metropolis and reporting to go of licensing Stephanie Ruyle, Daugherty will oversee all licensing for brick-and-mortar companies like bars, resorts and stay music venues. Daugherty’s résumé consists of 5 years with Vice Media, the place he was most not too long ago svp of income and digital operations, and earlier he held roles with Lonely Planet World and Turner Broadcasting. Ruyle stated she was desperate to work along with her new svp to “respond to the evolving economic and technology landscape for general licensees and to ensure that ASCAP members are fairly compensated for the public performance of their works.”
Verve Label Group employed longtime Spotify govt Monica Santucci because the UMG division’s new vice chairman of streaming, overseeing technique and initiatives for your complete VLG household, together with Verve Data, Decca Data US, Impulse! and Verve Forecast. Santucci joined Spotify again in 2013 in its label relations division and went on to launch and handle massively standard franchises like Spotify Singles and the Stay at Electrical Woman collection. Previous to Spotify, she spent six years at Sony Music, the place she rose to affiliate director of digital gross sales. Dickon Stainer, president and CEO of VLG, stated the NYC-based Santucci joined “at the perfect moment to help our artists and their music navigate the many routes to worldwide discovery.”
Porter’s Name, a Franklin, Tennessee-based nonprofit that has offered counseling and assist to recording artists since 2001, is altering management. Efficient Could 2024, Porter’s Name founder/govt director Al Andrews will step down from his management function. Beth Barcus and Chad Karger will take the helm as co-executive administrators. Phil Shay, who joined Porter’s Name in 2022, has been named director of growth, whereas two further staffers have joined the workforce: workplace and hospitality supervisor Audrey Ragan and porter Jared Farley. –Jessica Nicholson
Affect Media Companions, the music and leisure funding agency backed by BlackRock and WMG, employed Lisa Licht as their chief advertising and marketing advisor, overseeing technique within the spheres of partnerships, content material growth and communications. Over the a long time, the skilled marketer has held C-suite and senior roles at Stay Nation, Yahoo, Hasbro, Fox and Mattel, and owns her personal consulting agency (the place she advises corporations like Construct-a-Bear, Cameo and Illumination). Aiding Licht will likely be Nneka Ani, who has been promoted to go of selling and can proceed to handle company communications and develop alternatives across the fund’s portfolio. Moreover, Affect exec Danny Klotz has been named head of underwriting and can handle the corporate’s pipeline of offers and run the funding workforce’s catalog fashions and projections, amongst different duties. Launched in 2019 and led by Lylette Pizarro, Lynn Hazan, Rene McLean and Jon Jashni, Affect’s fund has invested in catalogs from a various slate of artists together with Blake Shelton, Tainy, Future and Julia Michaels.
ICYMI: Longtime IFPI chief govt Frances Moore is retiring from the worldwide commerce physique at 12 months’s finish … 4 executives had been promoted at Interscope Geffen A&M … Andre Perry was elected board president at NIVA … Amazon Music elevated Ryan Redington to normal supervisor … Tencent Music’s chief technique officer stepped down … and UMG upped Manusha Sarawan to MD of Southern and East Africa.
The Oriel Firm welcomed Chrissy Borsellino as senior director of communications and Kelli Wasilauski because the director of operations in Nashville. Borsellino arrives from ADA Worldwide, the place she was head of PR and promo, whereas earlier in her profession she notably took the lead in launching a U.S. publicity division at WMA. Wasilauski most not too long ago served as vp of publicity at Adkins Publicity, the place she helped develop the corporate’s roster by double-digits and labored on high-profile campaigns for Billy Ray Cyrus, The Judds and others. The communications company, launched in early 2021 by veteran publicists Carleen Donovan, Chloë Walsh and Jen Appel, has places of work in New York, Los Angeles and Nashville. You’ll be able to attain the brand new additions to the Oriel workforce at email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yendi Rodriguez has been promoted to vice chairman, inventive and songwriter providers, U.S. Latin at Sony Music Publishing. In her new function, Rodriguez will lead growth efforts for the U.S. Latin roster with emphasis on profession growth, expertise discovery, inventive collaboration and tune placements. She may also proceed to liaise throughout the corporate’s divisions together with administration and synch to advance songwriter service efforts. The Miami-based govt will report back to Jorge Mejia, president & CEO, Latin America and U.S. Latin, Sony Music Publishing. “Music has always been my passion and it is an honor to be working alongside the best songwriters in the business,” Rodriguez stated. In line with a press assertion, Rodriguez has been key to touchdown high signings together with Keityn, Bizarrap, Nicki Nicole, The Impolite Boyz and Jay Wheeler, in addition to renewals together with Tainy, Camilo and Farruko, amongst many others. –GF
Sarah Gallagher was promoted to managing director at Modest! Administration, house to Olly Murs, JLS and different artists. Gallagher is fast-approaching her 14-year anniversary on the London-based firm, the place she has overseen a slew of profitable campaigns and excursions. She stories on to co-founders Richard Griffiths and Harry Magee. Along with Sarah’s promotion, Natalie Vassileiou has been elevated to operations director, working alongside Gallagher to handle the day-to-day operating of Modest!.
Discogs promoted Anbu Ilango to vp of engineering, Jen Agosta to model director and Jeffrey Smith to vp of selling.
Courtney Johanson, who was with public relations firm The Greenroom PR for greater than a decade, has left the corporate to hitch Pink Mild Administration in a administration capability for artists Kip Moore, Caylee Hammack and Tucker Beathard. At The Greenroom PR, Johanson labored on campaigns for purchasers together with Moore, Hammack and Beathard, in addition to Brooks & Dunn, Rascal Flatts and Elvie Shane. –JN
Ami Gan has taken her go away as CEO of OnlyFans, the subscription platform standard amongst grownup content material creators and the occasional music artist (see: Iggy Azalea, Bhad Bhabie, Bella Thorne and Rubi Rose, amongst others). Gan, beforehand chief advertising and marketing officer, spent two and a half years within the high job and says that in her tenure the corporate paid out $10 billion to creators. Changing her will likely be Keily Blair, who rises from chief technique officer. “Spending nearly 3 years at OnlyFans while it echoed throughout the cultural zeitgeist, has been beyond rewarding,” stated Gan, who returns to her roots as founding father of a advertising and marketing agency known as Hoxton Initiatives.
Nashville Bites: Alyssa Ramsey was promoted to supervisor of label providers at Play It Once more Leisure, the label and administration firm based by singer-songwriter Dallas Davidson. She’ll oversee label tasks and artist growth, together with A&R and launch timelines. Ramsey works with Cade Worth to handle rising singer Dylan Marlowe. .. The Nation Music Corridor of Fame and Museum employed senior director of training and group engagement Katherine Palmer and director of services Ed Schulte. Palmer arrives from the Phoenix-based Musical Instrument Museum, the place she was curator of training. Schulte has been the Nashville Zoo director of services for the final 5 years … Newly launched public relations agency King Publicity added Christina Bosch in a publicist function, efficient instantly. She was most not too long ago vice chairman at The Nash Information. Bosch will be reached at email@example.com.