In his new role, Scott will continue to envision, update and oversee integrated marketing campaigns and deployment strategy for a dynamic roster of GRAMMY® award-winning global talent, including Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj, Kid Cudi, Black Thought, Coi Leray and many more.
Arista recordings announced the appointment of Khristopher Riddick-Tynes as vice-president of A&R and co-responsible for urban music and Kendell freeman as vice-president and co-responsible for urban music.
Riddick-Tynes and Freeman will grow Arista’s presence and roster in the urban / hip-hop / R&B space through talent discovery and acquisition. They will be directly involved in A&R through the label with a particular focus on developing all aspects of urban music at Arista.
“As Arista’s first co-directors of Urban Music, Khris and Kendell will help strengthen our label’s presence in the Urban, Hip-Hop and R&B musical genres,” said David Massey, President and CEO. “They have both worked with some of the greatest artists and producers in our industry and have amazing ears for discovering and developing authentic music.”
Position music announced a music industry executive J Scavo joined the company as general manager of recorded music and vice president of marketing.
Prior to joining Position Music, Scavo founded Daemon – an artist services, marketing and social media agency – where he worked with independent and signed artists to develop strategic and social marketing campaigns for releases, tours. , videos and other activities. In this new role, Scavo will lead Position Music’s strategy for its recorded music division and act as general manager of marketing for the company.
“J represents our commitment to develop the recorded music side of the business. When recruiting for the role, we knew we needed a unique blend of experiences: developing artists from top brands, scrapping independent labels, entrepreneurial drive and a proven team builder, ”said Tyler bacon, President and CEO of Position.
BMG promoted Celeigh Chapman to the Vice President of Creative Synchronization at BMG. Chapman is based in Los Angeles and will continue to report to Jonathan Palmer, please of Creative Sync.
A ten-year veteran in the music licensing and syncing industry, Chapman joined BMG in 2019 as Senior Director of Creative Synchronization. Throughout her career, she has worked with award-winning and multi-platinum artists including Bebe Rexha, John Legend, Adele and many more.
Chapman’s responsibilities will include presenting songs in BMG’s editing and recording repertoire for opportunities in film and television, and working in partnership with the company’s A&R team to develop original songs for high level film franchises.
Ryan johnson also joins BMG as Senior Director of Creative Synchronization. He will report to Chapman, focusing on building synchronization between film and television platforms. Johnson worked in the sync licensing industry for 10 years, most recently at Roc Nation as Senior Director of Synchronization Licensing.
The Academy of Country Music announced three new hires. Rory levine joined as vice president of digital strategy and engagement; Haley Montgomery as manager of awards and memberships; and David Sassano as executive assistant to CEO Damon Whiteside.
Levine joins the Academy of Country Music after leading and developing a career among the most resonant media brands. In his role, Levine will be responsible for building and executing dynamic, competitive and ambitious strategies for the organization’s digital portfolio.
Montgomery previously worked at Opry Entertainment Group as Director of the Artist and Label Relations team, serving as a liaison between the artist teams and the various properties in the OEG portfolio (Grand Ole Opry, Circle, Ole Red, Ryman) . In her new role, she will be responsible for supporting all initiatives and membership development of the Academy, as well as leading the awards and voting processes.
Sassano previously spent 14 years at Warner Music Group as Director of Operations and Administration. In his new role, he will provide administrative support to the CEO, the Board of Directors and the management team.
“The Academy is delighted to welcome Rory, Haley and David to the team,” said Damon whiteside, CEO of the Academy of Country Music. “Each of these professionals brings with them valuable expertise and knowledge of the country music industry which we know will provide a new perspective to the ACM team, helping us to propel us forward in our future efforts!
Sentric Music Group appointed longtime editor and recorder Bridget O’Gara Bloom as responsible for the synchronization of North America, as well as the promotion Patrick Cloherty at the head of the synchronization of Europe. O’Gara Bloom will report to Sentric Founder and CEO Chris Meehan and will work closely with Cloherty.
Based in Los Angeles, O’Gara Bloom will lead Sentric’s growing synchronization presence in the publishing market in the United States and neighboring territories. His expertise and 20-year career in synchronization will enable him to strengthen Sentric’s synchronization offering to existing and future customers. The lease comes at a time of international expansion for Sentric.
Cloherty takes on a senior role to drive the group’s synchronization proposal on European markets. He will oversee the strategic and operational management of the department in order to further expand the synchronization business activity in several sectors and territories.
“I could not be happier to welcome Bridget to the company. Her vast experience and network in the US synchronization market make her the perfect addition to the division at a time of global expansion,” said Meehan . “Meanwhile, Patrick’s in-depth knowledge of our customer base, catalogs and offerings makes him the perfect next step for him. After a landmark year for Sentric’s Sync team, it was only fitting that he mobilized to take control of Europe. the strategy and operations of the whole team.
Page 1 Management ad Danielle Middleton as senior manager. A well-respected creative executive, Middleton will lead Page 1’s US efforts from New York, reporting directly to Page 1 Founder and CEO Ashley Page.
Middleton joins Page 1 of Sony Music Publishing, where his unique approach to A&R – a blend of technical knowledge, artist relationships, and diverse tastes – has helped bring top writers to the music publisher. .
“I’ve known Danielle for years now, and her passion, knowledge, drive and understanding of artists are unparalleled,” said Page. “Danielle will be essential in helping us shape the future of the business in the United States. additions to the team over the next few months with Danielle; and exciting plans for Page 1 and Dryden Street Group over the next few years.
Score a score (SAS) announced Jamey sussman as Director of Partnerships and Strategy.
Sussman brings to SAS his years of experience as a music supervisor and business leader in film and television marketing. His goal will be to lead and further develop SAS’s trailer and promotion division.
“The trailer market has been the cornerstone of our business for years, but we believe there is still so much untapped potential. Jamey’s expertise and talents in this area will help us reach new heights, and we couldn’t be happier to see her join the SAS family, ”said Jordan passman, CEO of SAS.
Hallwood Media ad Chukwudi obi joined the company as a manager. Obi will be working in the company’s Los Angeles office and dealing with some of hip-hop’s most exciting new talent.
“Obi has a brilliant energy, a way of him that’s contagious,” said Neil jacobson, Founder and CEO of Hallwood Media. “The business he is building will be a great victory for Hallwood and for his clients as he continues to grow. We couldn’t be happier to have him on board.
Hard 8 // Working group director announced Aimee Beren and his client awfultune will join the Nashville division of the management company.
Beren started her music career in radio and has since worked in several different areas of the company, including management at Three Six Zero, Seven 20 and most recently Prodigy Artists where she was vice president of operations.
“I am very happy to welcome Aimee to the Hard 8 // Working Group family. Aimee is highly regarded and recommended by people inside and outside the company. I am proud that she chose our company as the base for herself and for her wonderful client awfultune ”, said the co-founder and CEO Dirk Hemsath.
Media partners of the range ad Tyler henry as the last managing partner of its growing music division. Henry will be joined by CJ Cook as manager and artist relations and Phoebe wang as a manager.
“I have been an independent manager since the start of my career in the music industry in 2014. I have a responsibility to be a manager so close to my heart, and I had not yet found a company that I could join who has the same moral and the same philosophy. beliefs I have with my job, until I sit down with Matt and the Range team, “said Henry.” This business is a dream come true for managers and talent. The services offered in each department are unrivaled to what exists in the landscape. I really believe in this team to reinvent the definition of a manager and the extent of the work that can be done within the framework of this partnership. We are building the best talent representation company in the world. “