Here’s a recap of recent music industry jobs — including hiring and internal promotions — as of September 19, 2022.
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Sebastián Mañana Lenzi, former CEO of Axis Corporate, became CEO of SonoSuite.
IAMSOUND founder Niki Roberton has signed on as RCA’s SVP of Creative.
Warner recording music
Warner Recorded Music has tapped longtime WMG executive Tracie Parry as SVP, Head of Business and Legal Affairs for its global catalog division, Rhino Entertainment.
12-year-old Sony Music Publishing executive Niels Walboomers will join Warner Music Benelux on November 1 as President of Records and Publishing. In this role, Walboomers will lead the separate teams of Warner Music Benelux and Warner Chappell Benelux.
Warner Music Benelux President Martin Jessurun, aged 18 and over, “is stepping down”, the company said, while Warner Chappell Benelux MD Arno Van Berkel, aged 14, “has decided to step down”.
Warner Music Group
The Orchard founder Scott Cohen is stepping down as WMG’s chief innovation officer and says he’s preparing to announce his next venture on November 1st.
Peloton founder John Foley has stepped down as executive chairman of the exercise equipment company, while Hisao Kushi has remained chief legal officer and Kevin Cornils has left the role of chief commercial officer. Uber’s deputy general counsel Tammy Albarrán will reportedly replace Kushi.
Robert Kyncl, who previously confirmed his plans to leave YouTube in early 2023, is reportedly being considered to succeed Warner Music boss Stephen Cooper.
Universal Music Publishing
Sony Music Publishing Senior Director of Creative Jennifer Knoepfle, aged 13, became EVP and co-head of US A&R for Universal Music Publishing Group.
Apple Music global creative director Larry Jackson, aged around seven, is stepping down from the role.
Soundstripe has promoted “instrumental” Sourav Nayak to CFO.
iHeartMedia has appointed four-year-old team member Uta Knablein as Chief Product Officer for iHeartRadio.
Additionally, iHeartMedia has announced three promotions to fill newly created Metro President positions: 15-year-old iHeart vet Kris Foley is Metro President for the Cleveland and Columbus markets, 11-year-old iHeart associate Dave Carwile accepted the role for the Carolina markets, and DJ Hodge (who joined iHeart about a decade ago) is set to oversee the Cincinnati and Pittsburgh markets.
Sally Bae, who signed with AEG in 2014, has been appointed SVP of Global Partnerships for AEG’s Las Vegas joint venture.
WME Chairman Lloyd Braun is expected to step down at the end of 2022, with Richard Weitz (who has been a partner since 2002) and Christian Muirhead (who has spent around 19 years at the company) joining as co-chairs.