The Mechanical Copyright Protection Society has appointed former Warner/Chappell exec Jane Dyball to the newly created job of CEO, and she will start work in the new post from 1st January next year.
The UK music publishing sector's trade body the MPA has announced that Sarah Osborn, the organisation's General Manager since April last year, will become its new CEO with immediate effect. She takes over from Stephen Navin, who announced he was exiting earlier this year, formally standing down after seven years at the helm at the trade group's AGM in June, to belatedly read history at Oxford University, an opportunity he called a "dream come true". Before joining the MPA, Osborn had spent eight years at publisher Schott Music.
Crispin Hunt and Mark Kelly have been elected Performer Directors at the annual Performer Meeting of Phonographic Performance Limited (PPL).
Rdio has a new CEO in the form of Anthony Bay, who has previously worked for Amazon, Microsoft and Apple.
Download store Tunetribe has announced the appointment of Marcel Swagers to the new role of Business Development Manager. Swagers joins from digital comms agency Way To Blue.
Music PR company Outpost Media has announced that Mel Ruben, who currently is a consultant at the company, has been promoted to the role of Managing Director. With the appointment officially in effect from the beginning of 2014, Ruben will take over from founder David Silverman, who will then focus on the newly formed Outpost Group, which also includes music publishing and distribution branches.
Kevin McCabe, formerly a long-term EMI exec, is joining Universal Music where he will head up promotions within the mega-major's new label services business Caroline International.
Robert Kraft, who previously oversaw music for movie and TV projects at Fox Music, will join its Warner Bros Records division in the US as Soundtracks Consultant and Kris Ahrend had been promoted to the role of SVP Recorded Music Rights Administration at Warner Music's US business