Music industry

Songtradr, Utopia Music, Live Nation, More

Music industry veteran Mari Arionne Davies, new vice president of reservations and talent for Live Nation Urban. Photo credit: Live Nation

Here’s a recap of recent executive shifts – including internal hires and promotions – across the music industry.

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MassiveMusic / Songtradr

Songtradr’s MassiveMusic has named former Coca-Cola Global Music Director Joe Belliotti as CEO of its North American division.

Utopia Music

Utopia Music brought in former EMI Managing Director Paul Stuart to fill the role of General Counsel.

Michelman & Robinson

Michael Poster, a former partner of Vandenberg & Feliu, who joined Michelman & Robinson in 2016, became the latter company’s “first-ever” president of music acquisitions and financing.


Earth Agency founder Rebecca Prochnik joined UTA as Creative Strategy Director for UK Music.

Warner Music Australia

Warner Music Australasia has recruited several members of the A&R team, including new A&R Managers Christopher Kevin Au, Larissa Jane Ryan, Jackson Christie and Stevi Hill (who is based in Auckland, New Zealand).

Additionally, Mohamed Komba joins WMA as A&R Consultant, Rose Sejean signing on to the newly created position of A&R Production Manager and Jess Peach as Creative Producer.

Living country

Live Nation Urban has recruited Mari Arionne Davies, former agent of ICM Partners, to fill the role of vice president of reservations and talents.

Parent company Ticketmaster has also promoted former AEG Presents tour saleswoman Jenifer Smith to head of urban touring marketing and strategy.

Warner records

SC Company founder Steve Carless is expected to take up his role as chairman of A&R at Warner Records on Wednesday, December 1.

Warner Music France

Warner Music Philippines has promoted Sarah Ismail, who has been on the team for two years, to Managing Director, and the former Superior of Universal Music will officially assume the role this Friday, October 1.


iHeartMedia has appointed Dennis Glasgow, former manager of the Capitol Broadcasting Company, as program manager for 104.7 WONK-FM.


SiriusXM has hired former EY chief digital officer Jasmin Chanana as senior vice president of digital and customer experience.

Additionally, the satellite radio giant has hired former Netflix creative studio manager Anne Milan Alo (as Executive Creative Director for Pandora and Stitcher) and longtime Disney marketing professional Kimberly Wilson. (as Senior Vice President of Brand and Advertising).

Def Jam

Dara Michelle, former Marketing Director of Roc Nation (and Island Def Jam Music Group), has joined Def Jam as Executive Vice President, Head of Marketing.