Govt Turntable: Abbey Street Results in Sally Davies; Manny Prado Strikes to Interscope

Executive Turntable: Abbey Road Leads to Sally Davies; Manny Prado Moves to Interscope

Common Music UK appointed Sally Davies as managing director of Abbey Street, the legendary recording studio eternally linked with iconic albums by The Beatles, Pink Floyd, Radiohead, Kate Bush and extra. That is an in-house transfer for Davies, who arrives after a 10-year run at U-Stay, the reside promoter throughout the Vivendi Group and UMUK. As CEO of U-Stay, she notably produced the immersive dinner present Mamma Mia the Celebration! alongside ABBA’s Björn Ulvaeus. Previous to U-Stay, Davies spent seven years with AEG as assistant GM/director of occasions of The O2 area. Since Abbey Street grew to become a part of UMG as a part of its 2012 acquisition of EMI (the studio was initially known as EMI Recording Studios), it has expanded its companies past recording and mixing. It provides audio mastering, audio restoration, and post-production companies, amongst others. Davies is predicated in London and can report back to UMUK COO David Sharpe.

“I’ve known Sally for a long time so it was an easy decision to appoint her to one of the most important leadership positions in our industry, at the forefront of world class recordings, sound innovation and creative education,” commented David Joseph, chairman and CEO of Common Music UK. “Sally balances creativity and business strategy exceptionally well and I couldn’t be happier to welcome her back to the Universal Music family.”

Interscope Data appointed Manny Prado vp of promoting and A&R. Within the newly created position, Prado will work alongside executives Nir Seroussi and Jose Cedeño to signal and develop artists for Interscope Miami in addition to work intently with its current roster, based on a press assertion. Most just lately, Prado served as vp of West Coast operations at Sony Music Latin, the place he labored for 20 years. Throughout his tenure on the label, he was a key determine within the careers of Becky G, Carin León and Christian Nodal, amongst others. “Manny Prado is simply one of the most talented and driven executives working in music,” stated Nir Seroussi, govt vp of Interscope Geffen A&M Data. “We’re thrilled to have him join the team at Interscope Miami as we continue to build a best-in-class platform for Latin artists.” –Griselda Flores

ASCAP employed Tim Daugherty as senior vp of basic licensing. Primarily based in New York Metropolis and reporting to go of licensing Stephanie Ruyle, Daugherty will oversee all licensing for brick-and-mortar companies like bars, accommodations and reside music venues. Daugherty’s résumé contains 5 years with Vice Media, the place he was most just lately svp of income and digital operations, and earlier he held roles with Lonely Planet World and Turner Broadcasting. Ruyle stated she was desirous to work together with her new svp to “respond to the evolving economic and technology landscape for general licensees and to ensure that ASCAP members are fairly compensated for the public performance of their works.”

Verve Label Group employed longtime Spotify govt Monica Santucci because the UMG division’s new vp of streaming, overseeing technique and initiatives for the complete VLG household, together with Verve Data, Decca Data US, Impulse! and Verve Forecast. Santucci joined Spotify again in 2013 in its label relations division and went on to launch and handle massively widespread franchises like Spotify Singles and the Stay at Electrical Girl collection. Previous to Spotify, she spent six years at Sony Music, the place she rose to affiliate director of digital gross sales. Dickon Stainer, president and CEO of VLG, stated the NYC-based Santucci joined “at the perfect moment to help our artists and their music navigate the many routes to worldwide discovery.”

Porter’s Name, a Franklin, Tennessee-based nonprofit that has offered counseling and assist to recording artists since 2001, is altering management. Efficient Could 2024, Porter’s Name founder/govt director Al Andrews will step down from his management position. Beth Barcus and Chad Karger will take the helm as co-executive administrators. Phil Shay, who joined Porter’s Name in 2022, has been named director of improvement, whereas two extra staffers have joined the staff: workplace and hospitality supervisor Audrey Ragan and porter Jared Farley. –Jessica Nicholson

Affect Media Companions, the music and leisure funding agency backed by BlackRock and WMG, employed Lisa Licht as their chief advertising advisor, overseeing technique within the spheres of partnerships, content material improvement and communications. Over the many years, the skilled marketer has held C-suite and senior roles at Stay Nation, Yahoo, Hasbro, Fox and Mattel, and owns her personal consulting agency (the place she advises corporations like Construct-a-Bear, Cameo and Illumination). Aiding Licht shall be Nneka Ani, who has been promoted to go of promoting and can proceed to handle company communications and develop alternatives across the fund’s portfolio. Moreover, Affect exec Danny Klotz has been named head of underwriting and can handle the corporate’s pipeline of offers and run the funding staff’s catalog fashions and projections, amongst different duties. Launched in 2019 and led by Lylette Pizarro, Lynn Hazan, Rene McLean and Jon Jashni, Affect’s fund has invested in catalogs from a various slate of artists together with Blake Shelton, Tainy, Future and Julia Michaels.

ICYMI: Longtime IFPI chief govt Frances Moore is retiring from the worldwide commerce physique at 12 months’s finish … 4 executives had been promoted at Interscope Geffen A&M … Andre Perry was elected board president at NIVA … Amazon Music elevated Ryan Redington to basic supervisor … Tencent Music’s chief technique officer stepped down … and UMG upped Manusha Sarawan to MD of Southern and East Africa.

The Oriel Firm welcomed Chrissy Borsellino as senior director of communications and Kelli Wasilauski because the director of operations in Nashville. Borsellino arrives from ADA Worldwide, the place she was head of PR and promo, whereas earlier in her profession she notably took the lead in launching a U.S. publicity division at WMA. Wasilauski most just lately served as vp of publicity at Adkins Publicity, the place she helped develop the corporate’s roster by double-digits and labored on high-profile campaigns for Billy Ray Cyrus, The Judds and others. The communications company, launched in early 2021 by veteran publicists Carleen Donovan, Chloë Walsh and Jen Appel, has workplaces in New York, Los Angeles and Nashville. You may attain the brand new additions to the Oriel staff at and

Yendi Rodriguez has been promoted to vp, inventive and songwriter companies, U.S. Latin at Sony Music Publishing. In her new position, Rodriguez will lead enlargement efforts for the U.S. Latin roster with emphasis on profession improvement, expertise discovery, inventive collaboration and tune placements. She may even proceed to liaise throughout the corporate’s divisions together with administration and synch to advance songwriter service efforts. The Miami-based govt will report back to Jorge Mejia, president & CEO, Latin America and U.S. Latin, Sony Music Publishing. Music has always been my passion and it is an honor to be working alongside the best songwriters in the business,” Rodriguez stated. In line with a press assertion, Rodriguez has been key to touchdown high signings together with Keityn, Bizarrap, Nicki Nicole, The Impolite Boyz and Jay Wheeler, in addition to renewals together with Tainy, Camilo and Farruko, amongst many others. –GF

Sarah Gallagher was promoted to managing director at Modest! Administration, dwelling to Olly Murs, JLS and different artists. Gallagher is fast-approaching her 14-year anniversary on the London-based firm, the place she has overseen a slew of profitable campaigns and excursions. She studies on to co-founders Richard Griffiths and Harry Magee. Along with Sarah’s promotion, Natalie Vassileiou has been elevated to operations director, working alongside Gallagher to handle the day-to-day operating of Modest!.

Discogs promoted Anbu Ilango to vp of engineering, Jen Agosta to model director and Jeffrey Smith to vp of promoting.

Courtney Johanson, who was with public relations firm The Greenroom PR for greater than a decade, has left the corporate to hitch Purple Mild Administration in a administration capability for artists Kip Moore, Caylee Hammack and Tucker Beathard. At The Greenroom PR, Johanson labored on campaigns for shoppers together with Moore, Hammack and Beathard, in addition to Brooks & Dunn, Rascal Flatts and Elvie Shane. –JN

Ami Gan has taken her go away as CEO of OnlyFans, the subscription platform widespread amongst grownup content material creators and the occasional music artist (see: Iggy Azalea, Bhad Bhabie, Bella Thorne and Rubi Rose, amongst others). Gan, beforehand chief advertising officer, spent two and a half years within the high job and says that in her tenure the corporate paid out $10 billion to creators. Changing her shall be Keily Blair, who rises from chief technique officer. “Spending nearly 3 years at OnlyFans while it echoed throughout the cultural zeitgeist, has been beyond rewarding,” stated Gan, who returns to her roots as founding father of a advertising agency known as Hoxton Initiatives.

Nashville Bites: Alyssa Ramsey was promoted to supervisor of label companies at Play It Once more Leisure, the label and administration firm based by singer-songwriter Dallas Davidson. She’ll oversee label tasks and artist improvement, together with A&R and launch timelines. Ramsey works with Cade Worth to handle rising singer Dylan Marlowe. .. The Nation Music Corridor of Fame and Museum employed senior director of schooling and neighborhood engagement Katherine Palmer and director of amenities Ed Schulte. Palmer arrives from the Phoenix-based Musical Instrument Museum, the place she was curator of schooling. Schulte has been the Nashville Zoo director of amenities for the final 5 years … Newly launched public relations agency King Publicity added Christina Bosch in a publicist position, efficient instantly. She was most just lately vp at The Nash Information. Bosch could be reached at

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