Government Turntable: Strikes at Sony/ATV, Def Jam, Shore Hearth Media and Extra
Harmony Recorded Music appointed music trade veteran Fred Gillham to the label’s new place of Managing Director, UK final week (July 2).
Gillham will lead Harmony’s artist growth and advertising methods for its labels within the UK together with releases below: Fantasy, Harmony Data, Fearless Data, Loma Vista Recordings and Rounder Data. He’ll report to Harmony Recorded Music’s Co-SVPs, Worldwide, Rebecca Berman and Michael Nance.
Gillham was previously at Common Music Group the place, as VP of Worldwide, he oversaw a broad array of worldwide campaigns for UMG labels resembling Verve, Blue Word and UMG Nashville. He has beforehand been on the forefront of selling for releases from artists together with Paul McCartney and Taylor Swift.
“James is an exemplary publicist and supervisor who approaches each marketing campaign with imaginative and prescient, sensitivity, and nuance,” mentioned Shore Hearth Senior Vice President Matt Hanks in a press launch. “His expertise as a storyteller are matched solely by the depth of his musical data.”
Dayna Dixon was promoted to Chief Government Officer of Canadian Music Week on July 8. Dixon most just lately served because the Vice President of Programming at CMW. She’s been with the corporate for eleven years.
Dixon will lead her staff in creating national-profile occasions, award exhibits, worldwide summits and networking efforts — all associated to the arts, media and know-how.
Sam Reas was named Sony/ATV’s Director of A&R on July 9. Reas will likely be primarily based out of the corporate’s New York workplace, the place she has labored since 2015.
Reas was previously the Inventive Assistant to the Senior Vice President, Head of East Coast A&R Wealthy Christina and was promoted final yr to Supervisor, A&R. In her new function, she’s going to proceed to report back to Christina.
Billboard Ladies In Music honoree Natina Nimene has been named Senior VP, City Promotion at Def Jam Data, the label introduced Wednesday (July 10).
In her new place, Nimene will handle the event and execution of Def Jam’s artist-related methods. Moreover, she’s going to proceed construct connections with different trade gamers together with artists, administration and companions. Nimene will likely be primarily based in New York, the place she’s going to report back to Rodney Shealey, Government VP City Promotions.
“There are new challenges on the horizon on this ever-changing market and I look ahead to assembly each considered one of them with all of the vitality, creativeness and creativity that I’ve to supply,” mentioned Nimene in an announcement.
BET Networks introduced that Devin Griffin joins the corporate as Common Supervisor, BET+. The subscription video-on-demand service centered on the African American viewers, BET+, will function greater than 1,000 hours of premium content material together with new authentic programming and fan-favorite collection, films, and specials from BET Networks.
“With BET+, I see a giant alternative to offer highly effective, complete programming to African People, and lovers of black tradition, within the SVOD area,” mentioned Griffin. “This viewers has a voracious urge for food for high quality, genuine black tales and has been under-served for too lengthy.”
In his new function, Griffin will likely be primarily based in Los Angeles, the place he’ll report back to Scott Mills, President of BET Networks. Griffin will handle the BET+ P&L and oversee enterprise technique & operations, together with authentic programming, content material acquisitions, advertising, distribution, planning and evaluation.
Wayne “Wayno” Clark has joined Asylum Data, Warner Music Group’s streaming-focused imprint, as Vice President, A&R. On this function, he’ll domesticate Asylum’s recent crop of expertise and match them with producers and songwriters. Primarily based on the label’s New York headquarters, Wayno will report back to Asylum Common Supervisor Gabrielle Peluso.
“Wayno is an authority within the hip-hop neighborhood, having spent years climbing the ranks and dealing with a number of the greatest names within the area,” mentioned Peluso. “His widespread community and his popularity as a revered go-getter are obvious within the rising acts he’s already delivered to us. The relaunched Asylum is made up of a dynamic group of creatives whose starvation and drive will assist propel our roster to ahead, and I’m thrilled to welcome Wayno into the household.”
Former Knitting Manufacturing facility Leisure exec Barry Berkowitz returns to the corporate as Senior VP of Enterprise Technique and Sponsorship, as introduced by KFE on July 11. Beforehand, he served as VP Enterprise Growth from 2016-2017.
Berkowitz will give attention to serving to KFE and their sponsors, companions and purchasers outline methods and repair options with a view to enhance revenues and efficiencies, whereas figuring out potential acquisitions and constructing the long-term worth of the corporate as an entire. In his new function, he will report back to KFE President/CEO Morgan Margolis and CFO Chris Sherman.
“Having Barry again in a a lot larger centered senior management function with KFE is precisely what we have to assist propel our firm’s methods ahead,” mentioned Margolis. “We’re excited to have him again on board and dealing straight with me and our groups.”
Sideways Inc. are bringing on Susan Hubbard as the top of the corporate’s Nashville operations as Director of Communications. Along with her, Hubbard will deliver her total roster, which incorporates artists, music festivals and a music non-profit.
Sideways is a feminine owned and operated communications company that has been primarily based in Los Angeles for 10 years.