Government Turntable: UMG Has Sights on Singapore; SiriusXM Promotes Jen Leiweke to VP of Artist Relations

Executive Turntable: UMG Has Sights on Singapore; SiriusXM Promotes Jen Leiweke to VP of Artist Relations

Common Music Singapore employed Alice Kent as common supervisor, overseeing day-to-day operations and spearheading efforts to up the UMG division’s presence within the Southeast Asian island nation. She reviews to UMG chief of South East Asia Calvin Wong, who says Kent “brings with her a pioneering spirit and a wealth of experience from her decades of working in the music and entertainment industry” — together with a latest stretch as advertising and marketing, partnerships and enterprise growth director at Stay Nation Leisure Singapore, and earlier than that senior roles at each Warner Music and Sony Music. Among the many many feathers in Kent’s cap embody securing sponsorship offers for Blackpink and brokering partnerships with Singtel and PayPal, along with working with Billie Eilish and the Singapore Tourism Board.

Alexander Vazelakis was named head of A&R for longstanding dance imprint Extremely Information. That is Vazelakis’ return to the label, the place he beforehand spent practically a decade working with artists together with Sofi Tukker, Icona Pop, Steve Aoki, Anabel Englund and DVBBS. Primarily based in Los Angeles, Vazelakis most lately served as VP of A&R at each Helix Information and Extremely Publishing and now reviews to Extremely Information President David Waxman. –Katie Bain

SiriusXM promoted longtime government Jen Leiweke to vp of artist and trade relations. Beforehand a senior director on the expertise and trade relations workforce, Leiweke joined Pandora in late 2010 and has labored throughout advertising and marketing, model partnerships, dwell and experiential. Prior to now 12 months, Leiweke helped develop a significant sponsorship framework with American Categorical round SiriusXM’s Small Stage Collection, which has featured performances from John Legend at The Wiltern in Los Angeles and Halsey at Union Switch in Philly, amongst others. She additionally helped launch SiriusXM’s first foray at Miami Artwork Basel together with companion Chase Sapphire. Previous to becoming a member of Pandora, which was acquired by SiriusXM in 2019, Leiweke held positions at Alison Prod Public Relations and AEG.

Marigo Mihalos was additionally promoted to vp at SiriusXM, the place she oversees the leisure reserving workforce specializing in movie, TV, and way of life. Earlier than becoming a member of the satellite tv for pc radio large, Mihalos launched her personal PR company and later solidified her fame as a booker on tv exhibits like The Wendy Williams Present and Who Wish to Be a Millionaire. Her best-of listing of wins at SiriusXM embody snagging your entire solid of Elvis for a Graceland look and orchestrating a collaboration between Bravo host-with-the-most Andy Cohen and icon-of-icons Dolly Parton at Dollywood. She could be reached at

Nashville-based publishing and artist growth firm Again Blocks Music expanded its workforce, including Autumn Ledgin as senior director of A&R and Elizabeth Cook dinner as artistic coordinator. Again Blocks Music was based by Billboard Energy Participant and 40 Beneath 40 recipient Rakiyah Marshall, with a roster together with Ashley Cooke, Lily Rose, Blake Pendergrass and Tucker Wetmore. Ledgin beforehand labored at Good Firm Leisure, as day-to-day supervisor for the corporate’s roster, together with Jake Owen and Larry Fleet, earlier than including A&R duties and changing into a board member and planning coordinator for the Jake Owen Basis. Cook dinner joins Again Blocks Music throughout her senior 12 months at Belmont College as a songwriting main; she beforehand interned at Inventive Nation and King Pen. –Jessica Nicholson

Consider-owned TuneCore appointed Tash Shah as its new vp of Worldwide on the digital music distributor. Shah is a 12-year veteran at Spotify, the place she served because the streaming large’s first head of promoting within the UK and most lately held the title of director of development packages. At her new gig, which is predicated in London, she’ll drive TuneCore’s worldwide development into new international markets oversee a workforce throughout 17 international locations, whereas growing packages to profit TuneCore’s rising roster of artists and labels. Shah will finally report back to TuneCore’s TBA chief income officer, however within the interim will work immediately with CEO Andreea Gleeson.

Songtradr appointed Paul Langworthy to chief income officer of the music licensing market and distribution platform. Reporting on to CEO Paul Wiltshire, Langworthy’s focuses will embody increasing licensing, music administration, and inventive branding alternatives, in addition to persevering with growth into markets the place music rights administration stays under-monetized. Langworthy was beforehand CEO of U.Okay. digital music firm 7digital, which Songtradr scooped up earlier this 12 months for roughly $23 million. On the time of the acquisition, it was introduced that Langworthy and the majority of 7digital’s senior management workforce would be a part of Songtradr. “Paul has a proven track record of successfully managing large teams, multiple revenue streams and has a deep understanding of the complex music rights ecosystem we work in,” mentioned Wiltshire.

ICYMI: Tom Becci joined Harmony Label Group as chief government … peermusic appointed Elizabeth Rodda as president of Latin America and international society relations … About sixty workers are set to be impacted by layoffs at CAA … and High quality Management CEO Pierre “P” Thomas gained Billboard’s R&B/Hip-Hop Energy Gamers’ Alternative Award.

A2IM employed Melissa White as director of membership and Jasmine Lopez-Alvarez as advertising and marketing supervisor of the unbiased music advocacy group. Of their new roles, White will oversee A2IM’s label relations and membership engagement technique, whereas Lopez-Alvarez will handle advertising and marketing initiatives and spearhead membership development. White arrives from pattern market Tracklib, the place she rose to music catalog director; Lopez-Alvarez has clocked time at SiriusXM, Maruder and HIFI. “Their experience and passion for independent music will play a crucial role in developing our reach and furthering our mission,” mentioned Richard James Burgess, CEO of A2IM. You’ll be able to attain the pair at and/or

Trade veteran Nathalie Rubin joined PR collective Hustle&Co. as account supervisor. Primarily based in Los Angeles and reporting to founder and CEO Jenn DeMartino Callister, Rubin’s remit will focus on driving campaigns for purchasers together with music funding agency Affect Media Companions, vacation spot expertise firm Vibee and one thing known as Spotify (particularly its EQUAL and GLOW packages). Previous to becoming a member of Hustle, Rubin served as publicity supervisor at Elektra Leisure, acing press campaigns for the label group’s artist roster discovered on Fueled by Ramen, DTA Information and the mothership imprint. She kicked off her profession with a five-year stretch at BMG Recorded Music, the place as in-house publicist she labored immediately with a assassin’s row of rock favorites together with Evanescence, Thrice, Black Insurgent Bike Membership and My Chemical Romance’s Frank Iero. She could be reached at

The Black Music Motion Coalition (BMAC), a non-profit group based in 2020 to fight systemic racism within the music enterprise, added rapper-activist Cordae and Stay Nation City president Shawn Gee to its Government Management Council. Cordae and Shawn Gee, who acquired the Social Influence Award at BMAC’s inaugural annual gala, be a part of a rising listing of trade leaders on the ELC, together with Dina LaPolt, Wassim “Sal” Slaiby, Jonathan Azu, Tariq Cherif and Jeff Azoff, amongst others. See a full listing right here.

VRTCL, a content material administration and influencer advertising and marketing company, promoted Imani “Mango” Lewis to director of music and Jenn Rilloraza to director of manufacturers and content material. Of their new roles, Lewis will lead general technique and operation of the music and social groups, whereas Rilloraza will proceed working together with her workforce to develop genuine content material on behalf of a few of the world’s greatest manufacturers. Each report back to FH Media CEO, Ash Stahl, who says they “have a proven history of working closely with artist and commercial brands to amplify their messages in ways that are completely authentic.” VRTCL was acquired by Create Music Group in early 2022 and folded into an FH Media roster that additionally consists of influencer manufacturers Flighthouse, Teenager Remedy and Retirement Home.

Nashville Notes: Musicians On Name, a Nashville-based nonprofit that brings dwell and recorded music to the bedsides of sufferers in healthcare amenities, introduced a sequence of promotions and new hires. Promotions embody Kat Weeks to vp of promoting, Torianne Valdez to senior expertise supervisor and PJ Cowan and Caroline Love to senior program managers. New hires embody Orenda Senior as program coordinator and Sasha Arnkoff as government assistant … Triple Tigers employed Nashville-based Blake Nixon as director of Southeast promotion. He beforehand held an analogous position at Present Canine Nashville … Shelby Yoder based songwriter/producer administration firm willo&co. She was beforehand head of Milk & Honey Nashville.

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