Here’s a recap of recent executive shuffles — including both hirings and in-house promotions — from across the music industry.
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Believe’s TuneCore has promoted chief revenue officer Andreea Gleeson to CEO, with nearly 12-year company veteran Matt Barrington continuing as COO and expanding “his operational purview to encompass all TuneCore departments.”
Warner Music Canada
Over 20-year Universal Music Canada higher-up Kristen Burke will start as president of Warner Music Canada on October 18th, taking the place of 17-year president Steve Kane.
Former WME talent agent Avi Gandhi has become head of creator partnerships at Patreon.
Taco Bell has enlisted Lil Nas X – the second-bestselling Sony Music artist of Q2 2021 – to serve as its first chief impact officer. The position will see the rapper and the fast-food chain “offer an exclusive experience around the upcoming release of” Montero and promote “Taco Bell’s newest menu innovations.”
Recording Academy Leadership Council
The Recording Academy’s just-launched Songwriters & Composers Wing has debuted a Leadership Council, which is “comprised of music creators spanning diverse backgrounds and genres” and “will meet regularly to inform the Wing’s direction and take [the] lead in fostering recognition of all genres of songwriters.”
Said music creators, 23 persons from the Recording Academy’s 12 chapters as well as members of the Latin Recording Academy, include: Ivan Barias, J.J. Hairston, Tayla Parx, Edgar Barrera, Sam Hollander, Bruce Robison, Mason Bates, J. Ivy, Georgia Stitt, Emily Bear, Brett James, Justin Tranter, Claudia Brant, Savan Kotecha, Christopher Tin, Bryan-Michael Cox, Luciano Luna, Emily Warren, Erika Ender, Lori McKenna, Jay Weigel, Sue Ennis, and Eduardo Osorio.
Former Universal Music UK exec Sarah Wilson has been named president of TuneCore UK.
Exceleration Music has hired Bigger Boat Artist Services co-founder Darin Soler as head of global marketing and commercial partnerships. Additionally, Donna Feeley has become the company’s head of accounting and business administration.
Lastly, former Entertainment One digital operations assistant Larissa Woss has joined Exceleration as digital operations manager, and Tee Pee Records creative director Andy Kman has signed on as head of physical operations.