Music Jobs News: RightsFlow, The Echo Nest, Warner/Chappell Music & Island Records
RightsFlow Hires Jason Walker; The Echo Nest Hires Paul Lamere; Warner/Chappell Music Key A&R Appointments; Island Records Appoints Mark DiDia
RightsFlow Hires Jason Walker As Manager Of Systems
RightsFlow, a provider of licensing and royalty services announced Jason Walker as its new Manager of Systems. In this position, he oversees the ongoing development of the RightsFlow proprietary bulk mechanical licensing & royalty system "FLOW," and is responsible for the execution of all technical aspects of the licensing & royalty department. The appointment reinforces RightsFlow's strategic data management initiative for optimizing its entertainment rights licensing platform to achieve greater business value. Walker will be instrumental in implementing the processes to develop a streamlined system for improving communication flows between RightsFlow and its clients.
The Echo Nest Hires Paul Lamere To Run Music Application Developer Community
The Echo Nest, a music intelligence company powering advanced digital music applications, hired Paul Lamere as Director of Developer Community. Lamere will build on the momentum of The Echo Nest's developer community site, developer.echonest.com. Developer.echonest.com is like a virtual hardware store for application developers, opening up access to a diverse suite of web APIs, including music search, recommendation and remix/mashup applications. Lamere will manage developer outreach and delivery of new music application development utilities for non-commercial use at developer.echonest.com.
Warner/Chappell Music Announces Key A&R Appointments
Warner/Chappell Music, the music publishing arm of Warner Music Group Corp., and one of the world's largest music publishers, announced a series of strategic new hires to its U.S. A&R team including the appointments of both Lee Dannay and Brad Aarons to Vice President of A&R and Peter Visvardis to Senior Director of A&R. Effective immediately, Dannay, Aarons and Visvardis will be responsible for working with the company's existing roster of songwriters as well as identifying and signing emerging songwriters. All three executives will report to Greg Sowders, Senior Vice President and Head of A&R for Warner/Chappell Music.
In making the announcement, Sowders said, "This is an exciting time of performance and growth for Warner/Chappell's A&R division and I am delighted to welcome Lee, Brad and Pete to the company, each of whom brings their own unique and diverse experiences in A&R. They complement our existing team and together they will be strong additions to Warner/Chappell as we continue to seek out emerging and established songwriters to add to an already impressive roster."
Mark DiDia Appointed EVP/General Manager, Island Records
Mark DiDia has been appointed EVP/General Manager, Island Records. In this newly created position, Mr. DiDia will oversee all day-to-day operations of Island Records. Mr. DiDia, who is based in New York, will report directly to Mr. Bartels.
"Mark's arrival at Island Records is perfectly timed to coincide with the label's 50th anniversary this year," said Mr. Bartels. "He brings a wealth of experience in every field of the business, respect from the major label artists with whom he's worked, and a unique vision for Island's future. We welcome him to IDJ's senior management team and look forward to working together on the many exciting challenges that face us."
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