CHANGES: Nielson Names CEO, New Urban SVP @ Columbia and WMG
Dwight M. “Mitch” Barns has been named Nielsen’s new CEO. He's a 16-year veteran of the company who has 28 years in marketing, Barns will succeed David L. Calhoun in the position, as Calhoun becomes Executive Chairman of Nielsen’s Board of Directors. The current Chairman of the Board, James M. Kilts, will step down as Chairman but remain on the Board as a member.
Shawn “Tubby” Holiday has joined Columbia Records as SVP of Urban A&R. Holiday was most recently SVP of A&R at RCA Records
Warner Music Group has named Dirk Ewald as SVP of Global Catalog Management.