The Latest Music Industry Gigs: 7Digital, DDEX, FBMM, Venable, RIAA

Here’s a wrap on the most recent music business hirings, firings, and retirings.

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Simon Cole can be stepping down as director and CEO of 7digital in April.  John Aalbers has been named the corporate’s new CEO.

Aalbers will be a part of the corporate on April 1st, and can be a part of the 7digital board upon completion of the required nominated adviser due diligence course of.

Additionally, Julia Hubbard additionally joined the workforce as the corporate’s chief monetary officer earlier this month.

10Okay Projects

Binish Mahmood has been named as the brand new VP A&R for 10Okay Projects.  She can be primarily based in each Miami and Los Angeles.


FBMM has introduced Jen Conger has been promoted to enterprise supervisor. She will stay on the agency’s Nashville headquarters.

Triple Tiger Records

Triple Tiger Records introduced Laura Hostelley has been promoted to director of promoting.

Venable LLP

Venable LLP has introduced the addition of a brand new nine-member litigation workforce for its LA workplace. Partners embody Lee S. Brenner, David E. Fink, Michael J. O’Connor, and Sarah L. Cronin. Sarah E. Diamond, Cary L. Finkelstein, Ken D. Kronstadt, Michael C. Godino, and Christina Norsten are becoming a member of as associates.

Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA)

The RIAA has introduced that Jonathan Lamy is leaving his place as govt VP of communications and advertising and marketing.  Lamy joined the RIAA in 2002.

Mascot Label Group

Jay Wilson has been appointed the president of publicity for Mascot Label Group.


DDEX has introduced that Paul Dilorito, Director of Innovation and Partnerships at PRS for Music, has been named chair of its board. He succeeds Richard Thompson. The DDEX Board options executives from the 19 constitution members of the group.  In addition to Dilorito, they’re:

  • Amazon – Jill Chapman
  • Apple Inc. – Nick Williamson (Chair Emeritus)
  • ASCAP – Dena Fletcher
  • Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) – Ed Oshanani
  • GEMA – Thomas Theune
  • Google – FX Nuttall (Executive Board)
  • Kobalt Music – Raphael Amselli
  • Pandora Media Inc. – Tony Brooke
  • PPL – Matt Phipps-Taylor
  • Civil Society of Phonographic Producers (SCPP) – Laurent Fradin
  • SACEM – Pascal Roche (Executive Board)
  • SOCAN – Jeff King
  • Sony Music Entertainment – Kirit Joshi (Executive Board)
  • SoundExchange Inc. – Jonathan Bender
  • Spotify AB – Sung Kyu Choi
  • Tencent Music Entertainment Group – Roberta Fong
  • Universal Music Group – Kim Beauchamp (Executive Board)
  • Warner Music Group – Brigette Boyle

Armada Music 

Indie dance label Armada Music has introduced Stephanie Karten has been employed as its US-based A&R director. She beforehand served as director of A&R at Robbins Entertainment for greater than a decade.

Musicians on Call

Apple Music’s East Coast Head of Music Steve Savoca has joined Musicians on Call’s nationwide board of administrators. The firm additionally promoted Pete Griffin as its new CEO.