Here’s a recap of recent music industry hires and in-house promotions as of March 17th, 2023.
Nine-year Broadcast Music, Inc. team member John Coletta has been promoted to SVP and managing director, international.
Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG)
Former BMI VP of creative for Europe Shirin Foroutan has joined UMPG as SVP and GM for Europe, succeeding GM of European operations Simon Baker, who’s set to “continue at the company in a senior management capacity.”
Additionally, 21-year team member Jonas Wikström is succeeding Martin Ingeström (who will retire in June) to become Universal Music Publishing Scandinavia’s MD of the Nordics.
Following the departure of Warner Music CEO Stephen Cooper, EVP and CFO Eric Levin has announced that he’ll retire later this year.
SoundCloud president Eliah Seton has replaced Michael Weissman as the music-sharing platform’s CEO; Weissman just recently joined Wade Davis’ ForgeLight VC as a partner.