The Latest Music Industry Gigs: Kobalt, BMG, UTA, Warner

The Latest Music Industry Gigs: Kobalt, BMG, UTA, Warner

Warner Music Taiwan’s Ruby Chou.

Here’s a recap recent executive shuffles — including both hirings and in-house promotions — from across the music industry.

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After just four months as executive vice president creative at Kobalt Music, Sam Taylor has the company. Neither Taylor nor Kobalt would comment on why he left.

Fat Possum Records announced that Melinda Caffin has joined the company as its new COO. Previously, Caffin was the CFO Red Bull Records. In her new role, she will be responsible for the company’s strategy and business operations.

Downtown Music Holdings has promoted Molly Neuman as president SongTrust, which is its global royalty management platform. In 2017, she joined Songtrust as global head business development.

Kos Weaver, who was executive vice president BMG Nashville, has left the company. His departure, as well as that a number support staff, is being tied to restructuring at the company.

Iberiabank has announced that it has hired Peggy Dold as its senior vice president and director music and entertainment in Nashville; the unit is a division Iberiabank’s Sports & Entertainment Banking.

Warner Music Taiwan has hired Ruby Chou as its new managing director.  She will be based in Taipei and report to Simon Robson, who is the President Warner Music Asia.

Warner Chappell Music announced that it promoted Paul Smith to a newly created role vice president A&R and International Songwriters. He will be based in London and report to Mike Smith, who is Warner Chappell’s UK managing director.

UTA has hired Aisann Blood as co-head Music Brand Partnerships. She will work with Toni Wallace, who is the other co-head the team.

iHeartMedia announced that it has hired Amanda McGraw as program director for its 102.7 The Wolf and 92.9 The Big Dog radio stations. It has also hired Adam Rivers as its program director for New Haven.