Music Business

CHANGES @ The Recording Academy • Warner Music Group • 7Digital • Crush Music • Royalty Network • MPA

Changes[UPDATED] Warner Music Group has appointed Michael Nash as an advisor to CEO Stephen Cooper, filling in for exiting COO Rob Wiesenthal.  Nash worked at the label from 2000-2011 as one of its first digital execs and will now focus on business development.


7digital has promoted VP of Business Development James Priestley to General Manager of the digital music provider’s North American operations. 

Pubic Relations Exec Nadine Peña has joined Crush Music to oversee media strategy for the company’s diverse music roster including viral sensation MAX and Pete Wentz’s label, DCD2.  She joins from DKC Public Relations.

Recording Academy Chapter News –  Nick Cucci will lead the New York Chapter of The Recording Academy that serves artists, songwriters and recording professionals based from New Jersey north; and former music industry exec Kenny Cordova will lead the Florida Chapter based in Miami to serve Florida and Puerto Rico.  

Abbey Adams has been promoted to Senior Director/Creative at Sony/ATV. 

The Country Music Association has announced the addition of Carolyn Szczurek as Senior Manager of Market Research; Mary Overend as Digital Marketing Manager; Krista Dial as Manager of Media Relations; and Alina Thompson as Marketing Coordinator.

Longtime Christian Music executive Peter York has been promoted to President of Capitol Christian Music Group (CCMG), it was announced today by CCMG CEO Bill Hearn, to whom York will continue to report.

The Royalty Network has announced the promotion of two employees, Renato Olivari and Daniel Abowd. Olivari has been promoted from Director of Office Operations to Vice President, and Abowd has been promoted to Director of Copyright and New Media.

The Music Publishers Association (MPA)  has named Jackie Alway, Universal Music Publishing’s VP International Legal and Industry Affairs, as the Association’s new Chairwoman

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