The Latest Music Industry Shuffles: Columbia, Atlantic UK, Manatt Phelps…

Monika Tashman  Manatt, Phelps & Phillips

Here’s a wrap on the most recent music business hirings — on either side the Atlantic.

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Columbia Records — John Strazza

John Strazza has been named senior vp promotion for Columbia Records and head promotion for RECORDS. He will lead radio campaigns and initiatives for Columbia’s rosters below the Rhythm format, whereas persevering with his work to supervise promotion for RECORDS tasks.

Creative Artists Agency — Various Promotions

Creative Artists Agency has introduced 21 newly-promoted trainees for agent or govt positions throughout the company’s tv and touring divisions.

On the music facet issues, Akin Aliu and Lizzie Holdforth headline the 5 brokers becoming a member of the CAA’s touring division as music brokers.  Ethan Kurtzman has been promoted as an agent in comedy touring.

In 2018, CAA says they represented practically 40% the highest 100 music and comedy excursions in North America.

Spanish Broadcasting System — Alessandra Alarcón

Alessandra Alarcón has been promoted to president SBS Entertainment, serving as the primary lady to steer that division. SBS is celebrating its 35th anniversary this 12 months.  Alarcón efficiently helmed the corporate’s standard Calibash occasions in Los Angeles.  She joined SBS as a gross sales affiliate in 2014 earlier than changing into the only producer Calibash.

Manatt, Phelps & Phillips — Monika Tashman

Monika Tashman has joined Manatt, Phelps, & Phillips as a companion of their New York fice. Tashman is a high-prile leisure lawyer who has labored within the music and leisure business for years. Also becoming a member of the agency are Lisa Suennen, Po Yi, and Eric Bergner.

Atlantic UK — New Promotions

Following the appointment Katie White as General Manager Atlantic UK, the label has introduced new key promotions and artistic hires.

  • Luke Tipping will step into the function Creative Director Conceptual at Atlantic UK.
  • Annabelle Scott-Curry and Dan Curwin have been bumped to Creative Directors Visual and Director Video.
  • Nick Long has been promoted to Director Audience.
  • Claire Coster has been promoted from Senior Publicity Manager to Head Publicity.

BIGBANG —  Seungri Retires

On the artist facet, k-pop star Seungri (Lee Seunghyun) has introduced his retirement from the leisure business.  The information comes after Seoul police booked the entertainer as a suspect in allegations supplying prostitution companies.  He introduced his choice on Instagram this morning.