Harmony Recorded Music appointed music business veteran Fred Gillham to the label’s new place of Managing Director, UK final week (July 2).
Gillham will lead Harmony’s artist improvement and advertising methods for its labels within the UK together with releases beneath: 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 comparable to Verve, Blue Observe and UMG Nashville. He has beforehand been on the forefront of promoting for releases from artists together with Paul McCartney and Taylor Swift.
Shore Hearth Media promoted James Rainis to Senior Account Govt on Monday (July 8). Rainis was beforehand an Account Govt on the media administration agency.
“James is an exemplary publicist and manager who approaches every campaign with vision, sensitivity, and nuance,” stated Shore Hearth Senior Vice President Matt Hanks in a press launch. “His skills as a storyteller are matched only by the depth of his musical knowledge.”
All through his time at Shore Hearth, Rainis has led campaigns for Bon Iver, Neko Case and the Brooklyn Museum, amongst others.
Dayna Dixon was promoted to Chief Govt Officer of Canadian Music Week on July 8. Dixon most not too long ago served because the Vice President of Programming at CMW. She’s been with the corporate for eleven years.
Dixon will lead her crew in creating national-profile occasions, award reveals, 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 can be primarily based out of the corporate’s New York workplace, the place she has labored since 2015.
Reas was previously the Artistic 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.
Reas has labored with quite a few songwriters at Sony/ATV New York, together with Geoff Warburton (Shawn Mendes), Imad Royal (MAX, Quinn XCII) and Sam Fischer (Ciara).
Billboard Girls 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 business gamers together with artists, administration and companions. Nimene can be primarily based in New York, the place she’s going to report back to Rodney Shealey, Govt VP City Promotions.
“There are new challenges on the horizon on this ever-changing market and I look ahead to assembly each one in all them with all of the vitality, creativeness and creativity that I have to supply,” stated Nimene in a press release.
BET Networks introduced that Devin Griffin joins the corporate as Basic Supervisor, BET+. The subscription video-on-demand service targeted on the African American viewers, BET+, will characteristic greater than 1,000 hours of premium content material together with new authentic programming and fan-favorite collection, motion pictures, and specials from BET Networks.
“With BET+, I see an enormous alternative to offer highly effective, complete programming to African People, and lovers of black tradition, within the SVOD house,” said 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 can 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 contemporary crop of expertise and match them with producers and songwriters. Based mostly on the label’s New York headquarters, Wayno will report back to Asylum Basic Supervisor Gabrielle Peluso.
“Wayno is an authority in the hip-hop community, having spent years climbing the ranks and working with some of the biggest names in the space,” stated Peluso. “His widespread network and his reputation as a respected go-getter are apparent in the emerging acts he’s already brought to us. The relaunched Asylum is made up of a dynamic group of creatives whose hunger and drive will help propel our roster to forward, and I’m thrilled to welcome Wayno into the family.”
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 Improvement from 2016-2017.
Berkowitz will give attention to serving to KFE and their sponsors, companions and purchasers outline methods and repair options so as to enhance revenues and efficiencies, whereas figuring out potential acquisitions and constructing the long-term worth of the corporate as a complete. In his new function, he will report back to KFE President/CEO Morgan Margolis and CFO Chris Sherman.
“Having Barry back in a much greater focused senior leadership role with KFE is exactly what we need to help propel our company’s strategies forward,” stated Margolis. “We’re excited to have him back on board and working directly with me and our teams.”
Sideways Inc. are bringing on Susan Hubbard as the top of the corporate’s Nashville operations as Director of Communications. Together with her, Hubbard will convey her complete 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.