Tuesday, 14 January 2014

The Revolving Door

Pearl Jam's former financial manager Rickey Goodrich is to be sentenced in February after admitting at King County Superior Court in Seattle just before Christmas to stealing f $380,000 from the band over the course of four years. He was fired in September 2010.

Former President of Capitol Records within Universal (and when it was part of EMI), Dan McCarroll, has been appointed to the same role at Warner Bros Records US.

Bauer Media last week announced that it had signed up that Neil Fox to two more years presenting the breakfast show on its Magic station in London

YouTube have appointed Christophe Muller to the role of Director Of Global Music Partnerships.  He takes over from Chris Maxcy, who has moved over to a broader role within Google. Muller has been with the web giant for ten years, most recently overseeing YouTube partnerships in Southern Europe, Africa and the Middle East. In his new role he will manage the video site's global partnerships with its key music partners, including Vevo and Warner Music.

John Sharkey, CEO of the Scottish Conference Exhibition Centre will step down in April 2014 after 11 years with the SEC. His departure follows the successful opening of the new 13,000 capacity SSE Hydro  in Glasgow in September 2013 which will host the 20th MTV Awards in November.

UK indie label Cooking Vinyl has confirmed two new appointments, with Sammy Andrews, previously of 19 Recordings and her own company Sabotage New Media, being recruited for the role of Head Of Digital, and Chris Farrow, previously of EMI, Columbia and most recently Sunday Best, joining in the role of Product & Marketing Manager.

Rock magazine Rock Sound has announced that current Editor Ben Patashnik will depart in March, and will be replaced by his Deputy Ryan Bird, who has been with the title since late 2011, having previously worked for Kerrang!

Gemma Cairney is to take over the early breakfast slot on BBC Radio 1 from March 31st, filling the two and a half hours before Nick Grimshaw' Breakfast Show. She is urrently presenting the station's weekend breakfast show.

SoundCloud's VP Business Development Dave Haynes has announced that he is leaving the company after five years.

Alt-J have lost bassist Gwil Sainsbury, who has left on what seem to be good terms.

Troy Carter has confirmed that he has signed R&B soloist Miguel rock artist John Mayer to his Atom Factory artist management company. Both deals were apparently signed after his split from his biggest client, Lady Gaga, in November.

Universal Music's merchandising company Bravado yesterday announced that its UK boss David Boyne had been promoted to the new role of Head Of European Sales, as well as continuing to lead the British side of the business.

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