Executive Turntable: WMG Names Head of Investor Relations, FUGA Makes Key Management Hires

Executive Turntable: WMG Names Head of Investor Relations, FUGA Makes Key Management Hires

Warner Music Group has actually employed Kareem Chin as senior vp head of investor relations efficient immediately. Chin gets to WMG from iHeartMedia, where he served in the very same function.

Chin, whose appointment follows WMG’s current IPO, will lead the company’s financier relations efforts and work carefully with the company’s financing and corporate communications teams. He will likewise manage crucial occasions, consisting of quarterly earnings calls and attendance at financier conferences.

At iHeartMedia, which he joined as it was emerging from personal bankruptcy, Chin developed and built out the company’s investor relations function as it explored noting options and later made its launching on the Nasdaq exchange. Prior to that, he was vp investor relations at Viacom, a function that followed over a decade in financial investment banking.


Music distributor FUGA has actually made 3 key senior hires: Craig May, who signs up with as international head of streaming & marketing services; Manan Vohra, who boards as global head of innovation and product; and Rob Webb, who has actually been induced as head of item.

May, who is based in London, brings over 20 years of market experience to his function, consisting of stints at Kartel Music Group, Red Bull Records and Ditto Music. In his new position, he will lead FUGA’s multi-region marketing team, managing the growth, advancement, execution and measurement of digital marketing techniques in cooperation with FUGA clients.

The Amsterdam-based Vohra formerly functioned as CTO at 7digital. At FUGA, he will be responsible for aligning the item and innovation vision and operations.

Webb will report straight to Manan as he handles FUGA’s group of product owners. He was previously vp, digital operations & supply chain at AWAL for four years.


Artist supervisor Trenton Harrison-Lewis has signed up with Warner Music UK as senior vp artist and label development, a newly developed role that encompasses ADA UK, Warner Music UK’s independent label services division.

In the function, Harrison-Lewis will develop brand-new and emerging artists at ADA UK while also working together closely with the A&R and marketing groups at Warner Music UK on their deal with both developing and established artists. He will simultaneously continue independently managing numerous of his existing artists, including Giggs, Ghetts, Sneakbo, Jesse James Solomon and DJ Target.

Harrison-Lewis launched his music market career in 1987 working with British hip-hop duo Wee Papa Girl Rappers before being worked with as managing director at Rush Management Europe, the artist management wing of Def Jam Recordings.


Allegra Willis Knerr has been promoted to senior vp sych licensing at BMG Willis Knerr will report straight to Stephane Hubert, chief of personnel for BMG The United States and Canada, and work together with Jonathan Palmer, BMG’s senior vp creative synch in the U.S., along with the company’s global synch licensing teams.

Willis Knerr joined BMG in 2011 after the company got Bug Music, where she worked in movie and TV licensing roles for two years. Over nearly a decade, she has led groups in Los Angeles, New York and Toronto in growing BMG’s synch licensing service.


Digital music distribution and publishing admin company TuneCore has actually hired Maria Ho-Burge as international interactions director. Ho-Burge will jointly report to TuneCore chief marketing officer Andreea Gleeson and Segolene Moreau, primary interactions officer at TuneCore’s moms and dad company Believe.

Ho-Burge arrives at TuneCore after working as an independent PR and marketing consultant for recording artists and way of life brand names.


Los Angeles-based music management company Friends At Work has actually promoted Jessica Breslow to A&R supervisor.

In her new function, Breslow will work closely with Friends At Work managers to shape the company’s lineup and provide her tune development expertise to a vast array of jobs.

Given that joining Buddies At Work in 2013, Breslow has actually acted as daily manager for Lindsey Stirling and worked with Ruthanne, Frawley and Speelburg. She also placed songs on John Legend‘s latest album, Bigger Love

Breslow started her career at Pulse Music Group, where she dealt with Starrah, Matoma and Kaytranada She later moved to Warner Chappell’s pop A&R department, where she worked with Ian Kirkpatrick, Scott Harris, busbee and Cheat Codes


Triller has tapped an all-woman lineup of music executives to serve on its first board of advisers. They are: Lionfish Home entertainment’s Rebeca Leon, Spotify’s Rosa Asciola, Columbia Records’ Jenifer Mallory and Phylicia Fant, APG’s Elyse Rogers, EMPIRE’s Tina Davis, Sal & Co./ Maverick’s Dina Sahim, Prescription Tunes’ Rhea Pasricha, Live Nation’s Allison Maccio, Emagen Entertainment Group’s Ebonie Ward, Heads Music’s Madeline Nelson and Last Kings Records’ Kaily Nash

” Triller’s core audience actually leans about 70%woman, and when we had a look at our investors and our management group, we saw mostly guys,” said Triller chairman Bobby Sarnevesht in a declaration announcing the board of advisers. “How can we speak with our female audience if we aren’t also taking a look at it from the perspective of a female? I am thrilled to generate Kaily Nash to help us put together this vibrant list of women based upon her connections and foresight into who would best integrate with Triller.”

” These women were not only chose since they are gamechangers within the industry, however chose for who they are as people beyond the industry,” added Nash, who helped recruit the board of advisers’s ladies members. “We wanted to display diversity throughout numerous sections of music, and offer these ladies a voice within Triller. We are honored that each of these incredible ladies stated yes to helping push Triller forward into its future.”

Male executives will be brought onto the Triller board of advisers in the coming weeks.


Ariel Rechtshaid‘s industrial synch business Sturdy Projects has tapped Maura Gaudio as director of company development (a recently produced position) and Sebastian Ade as associate producer. They are both based in New York.

Gaudio will lead company development, strategy and partnerships at Sturdy, while Ade will sign up with the company’s team of manufacturers as they broaden their work with blue chip brand names and firms.

Gaudio most just recently acted as founder and managing partner at experiential and marketing studio Happening Entertainment, where she brokered partnerships and produced on behalf of celebrations, artists and brand names including Bumble, CAVA, Individual Media, Focus Features, Hypebeast, Calvin Klein for Something Unique Studios, Time’s Up, Moncler and All Things Go Festival. Prior to that, she worked on partnerships for Cara Lewis Group and at MAC Presents and had a stint on the company side of IPF Mediabrands. Her previous work incudes Uber’s “Road to Best Nominee” Grammy business including Khalid and the Foo Fighters‘ Cal Jam music celebration.

Ade has actually worked in various production functions in marketing and entertainment, consisting of gigs at Saatchi & Saatchi, The Webby Awards and Ogilvy, where he assisted in synchs for Ikea, Xfinity and IBM’s Grammys spot. He is also a music artist.


Super Hi-Fi, which uses AI to amplify the digital listening experience by embedding customized material in between songs, has actually induced Tristan Jehan as a tactical consultant on music science and technology matters.

Jehan previously co-founded Echo Nest and later on functioned as principal researcher and head of research at Spotify.

” The future of audio experiences works out beyond the playlist,” said Jehan in a statement. “Super Hi-Fi is showing the method by deploying smart AI production tools and innovations, consisting of content programming and smooth content shifts.”

Super Hi-Fi most just recently formed collaborations with Sonos, Play Network and TouchTunes and won the Midemlab Startup Competition in June. Its AI platform presently executes over one billion audio transitions each month for its clients.


Synchtank, the SaaS platform for handling entertainment assets, metadata and royalties, has actually worked with 3 brand-new executives to deal with its recently launched royalty accounting platform IRIS. They are: Janet Landrum, who joins as royalties expert; Dr. Nick Beitner as lead designer; and Carlos da Costa as senior developer.

Landrum, who will lead the development of the IRIS platform, invested over twenty years at 20 th Century Fox, where she most recently functioned as executive director, royalties. Because function, she worked with the studio’s extensive catalog of movie and TELEVISION music and processed income and outgoing publishing royalties. She has likewise worked at Windswept Pacific and BMI.

A 25- year veteran in engineering end to end software database systems, Beitner invested the last eight years creating and architecting a fintech services platform. Da Costa concentrates on large scale technical web architecture and advancement.

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