Tuesday, 18 November 2014


Self-service ticketing platform Ticketscript has appointed Nick Wells to the role of Country Director UK. He will lead the firm's UK commercial team

Direct-to-fan platform and pre-order campaign specialists PledgeMusic has announced the appointment of Dan Ghosh-Roy to the new New York-based role of Head of Marketing & Digital Strategy

Ticketmaster UK has appointed Andrew Parsons as its MD , succeeding Simon Pressell, who had held the post for just over one year.

Matt Bates who represaents the Libertines, Two Door Cinema Club, Azaelia Banks, Metronomy and alt-J has joined the board of Primary Talent International. 

The CEO of music video platform Vevo, Rio Caraeff, is stepping down. CFO Alan Price will head up the company while a full-time replacement for Caraeff is recruited.

The Agency Group has acquired electronic music-focussed US booking agency, Bond Music Group which is headed up by Kris Krajewski.  Amongst the artists on Bond's books are Moby, Dirty Vegas, Francois K and MNDR.

Country star Tim McGraw has parted company with Red Light Management after a five year alliance with the firm. Billbard report that rhe singer's ex-manager Scott Siman is reportedly filling in.

Decca Records boss Dickon Stainer has been handed the additional role of Universal's President and CEO of Global Classical. He will report into Universal Music Group International CEO Max Hole, who has previously overseen the company's classical division.

PRS for Music has announced two new appointments: its new Commercial Director is Paul Clements and the new Executive Director of Membership and International is Karen Buse.

StubHub president Chris Tsakalakis has stepped down from the position, leaving the secondary ticketing firm with immediate effect. 

Ex MAMA boss Dean James has launched his new Sixth venture with ex Shazam mann Matt McCann. Dan Fraser is a non executive director. 

Fruszina Szep has stepped down as programme director for the Sziget Festival in Hungary and joined the Berlin Festival as director.

Dean DeWulf is returning to the USA from the UK but will continue to work for ticketing company AXS, now in a music development role. 

After 32 years Sheelagh Allen has retired from the Glastonbury Festival where she ran the Farm office and was Michael Eavis's trusted aide. 

AEG Live's Goldenvoice has taken on Metropolis promoters Oscar Tuttiet and Laura Davidson.

AC/DC's Angus Young has commented that the band's drummer Phil Rudd who was recently arrested had "got himself in a pickle". Young has said that he and the rest of the band have had no contact with on-off drummer adding "We had a few problems", he explained adding "The situation he's in - that took everyone by surprise. We had a few issues before with him, even when we were recording it was hard even to get to him to do the recording" and "then he was supposed to show up to do promos with us, to do video shoots and a few shoots and a few other things, and he never showed up for that either. So, at this stage, it's a pretty tough call for us". Rudd did not featurein trhe band's last photo shoot.

PRS for Music has announced the appointment of Stephen Davidson as an external Director and Executive Board chair. Stephen replaces Peter Bamford, who left PRS for Music at the end of October after six years of service, during which time he made a major contribution to the governance of the organisation.

Sinead O'Connor has split with her latest manager for personal reasons. Poting on her blog  O'Connor says: "Shit day from hell. Have had to leave my manager. Not that we didn't get on well, we got on too well, both fell equally in love. Had a month long affair, but he has a girlfriend, so naturally I gotta vanish. Extraordinarily sad and depressing, but there it is. Another manager bites the dust". Interested applicatants can email iamwonderful@me.com.

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