MNRK music group promoted Sean Stevenson to COO in New York; Previously, he was executive vice president and general manager. In his expanded role, Stevenson will extend his operational oversight beyond the company’s record business to include its management, publishing and music divisions.
Blackbear (born Matthew Musto) launched Bear Trap Management, where he will serve as CEO. His current superiors Samantha Maner and TJ Mussotogether with manager Zael Ellenhorn (Kina, Ben Zaidi, Phil Bentley, Oshi), join at launch. Beartrap is described as a management collective where managers work together to maximize opportunities for the company’s artists. The team is actively looking for additional managers to join the company.
Andrew Ludwig was promoted to vp of business development, digital at Warner Chappell Music (WCM); He was previously Director of Digital Innovation. In this role, he will work directly with major technology partners and external consultants in the digital space, and act as commercial lead to finalize licensing deals. He will also oversee business opportunities in developing markets and work with WCM’s finance, administration and operations teams to ensure cohesion across the company’s digital supply chain.
That BPI named musician, composer and broadcaster Yolanda Brown as its new chairman. She takes over from the film producer and ex-boss of Sony Music UK Ged Doherty.
MUSICthe investment company founded by Matt Pinkus and LionTree in April, called Sun Ui Yum as principal. In the newly created role, Yum will help identify and negotiate investment opportunities for the company.
Travis Samson was appointed senior vice president and chief technology officer Sofi Stadium and Hollywood Park in Inglewood, California. Sampson will oversee the technology, including its implementation and infrastructure, for SoFi Stadium and Hollywood Park, in addition to overseeing the technology and broadcasting divisions.
Tyson Haller was appointed Senior Vice President of Promotion and Artist Strategy Shelter Music Group in NYC. Shelter also expanded its London office Marco Gattinoni on the company’s partnership with AYITA management and promotion clay bushwho moved to Shelter’s Nashville office to take charge of brand partnerships.
Jeanell English was promoted to Executive Vice President of Impact and Inclusion The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; Previously, she was Vice President of Impact and Operations. In the newly created role, English will lead the Academy’s initiatives to address under-representation across the industry and to discover, empower and advance the work of emerging and diverse film artists, in part by overseeing the organization’s talent development programs known as Academy Gold. She will continue to oversee the Academy’s sustainability, representation, inclusion and accessibility efforts.
Milk & Honey Music + Sports + ActivitiesManufacturer oak fields and Romanian entertainment company HaHaHa production founded the joint venture Romdropsa publishing and production company focused on expanding opportunity for artists, producers and songwriters around the world.
Independent music services company Kartel music group appointed Heather Swaine as managing director. She will help guide the team through all media advertising alongside the Advertising Director Tom Poole and head of media Federica Furlotti.
Taran Smith was promoted to account manager at Milestone Advertisement in Nashville; She was previously an associate publicist.