Warner Music Nashville, FiXT, Snap, More
Here’s a recap of recent jobs in the music industry — including internal hires and promotions — as of June 2, 2022.
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Warner Music Nashville
Warner Music Nashville announced the promotion of EVP and General Manager Ben Kline and EVP of A&R Cris Lacy, who now serve as co-chairs.
John Esposito, a 20-year veteran of Warner Music, will transition from chairman and CEO of Warner Music Nashville to chairman emeritus in 2023.
FiXT has hired Heather Johnson, CEO of Ninety9Lives and former Songtradr manager of owned music, as label manager.
Live Nation’s Latin Touring team added Univision veteran Daryivett Romo (Director of Latin Tour Marketing), former Universal Music executive Katrina Rodriguez (Head of Latin Tour Marketing), Stephanie Rodriguez (Coordinator of Latin Tour Marketing) for six years at iHeartMedia and Walt Disney Company Vet Nadia Hernandez (Director of Latin Communications).
Maaliq Joseph, formerly at Warner Music and CAA, has joined Snap as Head of Music Artist Partnerships.
Psyko Steve presents
Psyko Steve Presents has promoted 10-year-old team member Jeff Taylor to general manager.
TuneCore has elevated Jason Allen, who joined subsidiary Believe in 2018, to senior director of infrastructure operations.
PRS for music
The PRS for Music Board of Members added Hannah Peel as a writer, while Tom Gray, Crispin Hunt and Philip Pope were re-elected.
Additionally, the organization revealed newly elected editor members Nigel Gilroy (of Wise Music), Daniel Lang (Warner Chappell), John Minch (Concord) and Richard Paine (Faber Music).
Warner Music Canada
Madelaine Napoleone, an 18-year Universal Music Canada employee, has been named Vice President of Marketing for Warner Music Canada.
Tiago Maia (formerly with DC Set Group) is now General Manager of Move Concerts Brazil.
Apple Music has hired former ADA chief executive Juan Paz to lead the Latin music business.
Epic Records/Sony Music Entertainment
Sony Music’s Epic has promoted former Roc Nation communications director Ayanna Wilks to vice president of advertising, in addition to rehiring Natalie Geday (who previously worked for Epic for three years) in the same role. .
Melissa Ormond has been named COO of Goldenvoice, a position she will hold while remaining COO of festivals for promoter’s parent company AEG Presents.
The National Football League has tapped longtime NFL Network superior Seth Dudowsky to lead its music division.
The Recording Academy has “elected 19 new leaders from diverse backgrounds and disciplines to add to its 2022-23 National Board of Directors”.
Those newly elected are Yolanda Adams, president of music and publishing for NBCUniversal Mike Knobloch, producer Chuck Ainlay, Alex E. ChavezJordan Hamlin, John Legend, Nabil AyersDoug Emery, PJ Morton, Terry Jones, Natalia Ramirez, EJ GainesAndrew Joslyn, Michael Romanowski, former UMPG Senior Vice President Jennifer Blakeman, Von Vargas, Silent Sound Studios owner Thom “TK” Kidd, Sound Credit CEO Gebre Waddell and Chelsey Green.