UMG hires former eBay CMO for senior ecommerce and biz-dev role
Hiring a former c-level executive at eBay is a good way of signalling your intentions to do even more with D2C sales and ecommerce more generally. Universal Music Group has done just that, appointing Richelle Parham to its...
May 12, 2021
SoundCloud poaches former Instagram and UnitedMasters exec
SoundCloud is putting its team together under new CEO Michael Weissman, with its latest hire being Lauren Wirtzer-Seawood as chief content and marketing officer. We first encountered Wirtzer-Seawood in 2014 in her role...
May 11, 2021
Triller has a new CEO and ambitions for ‘internet 3.0’
We know what you’re thinking. What IS internet 3.0? According to Triller’s latest announcement, it’s about “consolidating technology, apps and entertainment and lifestyle content platforms”...
April 15, 2021
Tencent veteran Zhu Liang is the new Tencent Music CEO
Tencent Music has a new boss, although he’s hardly a stranger to the company. Zhu ‘Ross’ Liang is taking over as chief executive of China’s music-streaming giant, with existing CEO Cussion Pang becoming...
April 15, 2021
Genius hires new president from the news publishing industry
Lyrics-focused firm Genius has a new president: Miki Toliver King, formerly chief marketing officer at the Washington Post, and before that EVP of operations at political news site Politico. She’ll now be putting her...
March 12, 2021
Executive moves at Motown Records and Island Records
There are two new appointments from within to report from the Universal Music family today. Motown Records’ Ethiopia Habtemariam has been promoted from president of the storied label to chairman and CEO, reporting directly...
March 2, 2021
Startup Audoo hires former Shazam and LyricFind exec as CCO
British startup Audoo has been winning friends in the industry with its technology for accurately tracking the music played in public venues and businesses, and reporting it to collecting societies. As it continues its plans...
February 19, 2021
Smart speakers startup Syng hires Rio Caraeff ahead of launch
We wrote about Syng in May 2020: it was a startup founded by former Apple design team member Christopher Stringer, which was planning to launch its own smart speaker and subscription service. The company is still working...
January 20, 2021
FUGA hire new senior staff formerly of Ditto Music, 7digital, and AWAL
Music distribution company FUGA has announced the appointment of new senior hires, six months after being acquired by Downtown Music Holdings. The Netherlands-based company has now signalled their ambition by bringing...
September 3, 2020
Splice gets its first chief music officer: Maria Egan
Splice is one of the most popular music-making communities, with more than four million artists using it to buy samples, ‘rent-to-own’ audio plugins, and collaborate with one another. In February this year, it...
June 16, 2020
Bytedance appoints Disney+ boss Kevin Mayer as TikTok CEO
TikTok has a new boss, and he’s a media-industry heavyweight. Kevin Mayer is joining TikTok’s parent company Bytedance from Disney, where he was most recently chairman of direct-to-consumer and international –...
May 19, 2020