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

Here’s a wrap on the most recent spate of music trade hirings — on each side of the Atlantic.

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Columbia Records — John Strazza

John Strazza has been named senior vice chairman of promotion for Columbia Records and head of promotion for RECORDS. He will lead radio campaigns and initiatives for Columbia’s rosters underneath 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 inside the company’s tv and touring divisions. 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 represented practically 40% of the highest 100 music and comedy excursions in North America.

Spanish Broadcasting System — Alessandra Alarcón

Alessandra Alarcón has been promoted to president of 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 well-liked Calibash occasions in Los Angeles. She joined SBS as a gross sales affiliate in 2014 earlier than turning into the only real producer of Calibash.

Manatt, Phelps & Phillips — Monika Tashman

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

Atlantic UK — New Promotions

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

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

BIGBANG —  Seungri Retires

Ok-pop star Seungri (Lee Seunghyun) has introduced his retirement from the leisure trade. The information comes after Seoul police booked him as a suspect in allegations of supplying prostitution companies. He introduced his resolution on Instagram this morning.