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Music Publishing News Roundup: Sony Appoints New A&R Exec, ASCAP Welcomes Alice Kim, Ole Acquires Jingle Punks

Screen Shot 2015-04-12 at 10.17.41 PMSony/ATV appoints Mark Abramowitz as new A&R Executive, ASCAP welcomes Alice Kim as Executive Vice President, and Ole acquires Jingle Punks. 


Sony/ATV has appointed Mark Abramowitz as A&R Executive in order to help develop non-country talent in Nashville. Abramowitz, who previously worked as an A&R coordinator in New York, relocated to Nashville in February and has been promoted to manager, A&R/creative. Since most of his roster is based in Nashville, he feels that this is a move in the right direction.

ASCAP has appointed Alice Kim as Executive Vice president, Chief Strategy & Development Officer, reporting to ASCAP CEO Elizabeth Matthews.  Kim started off her career in investment banking and several other startups.  She is currently a strong advocate of start-ups in NYC and has a bright vision for ASCAP, as she embarks upon her new role.

Ole has acquired Jingle Punks in a transaction that creates one of the world’s largest production music libraries.  It will be folded into ole’s Nashville operation and function as usual in the Los Angeles and New York locations. Jingle Punks appreciates ole’s sensibilities and wants to work on their mission to focus on core strengths and continuously grow.


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