Living country rent Ricardo Taco led the Latin music strategy for the company’s concert division across Canada, assigning him responsibility for growing Live Nation’s Latin music presence in Toronto and new markets around the country. He will also act as the Live Nation senior vp liaison for global tours Hans Schafer and the company’s Latin-language booking team globally, helping to develop Latin-language touring programs for locations in Canada and beyond. Also hired for the Latin team is Claudia Valenciawho joined as tourism director out of Guadalajara, Mexico, as well as Maritsa Restrepo, who went on to work as a ticketing coordinator in Los Angeles. Valencia will develop and execute business strategies for Live Nation Latin tours, while Restrepo will assist with tour setup, facilitate promotion and support communication between artist teams and venues points while supporting various daily projects.
Kardinal Offfishall Retired as A&R senior vp at Universal Music Canada to pursue other opportunities, according to a post on his Facebook page. “There’s something great I’ll share with you soon!” Offfishall wrote. “It is a dream come true for me, for my country and for music in general. The next level. “
Also at Universal Music Canada, Trinh Tham Appointed senior vp for revenue and digital strategy. Tham will oversee UMC’s digital marketing strategy, streaming and music, data analytics, and commerce teams.
AEG Global Partnershipspart of AEG, promoted Kate Sheets for the senior director of strategy and business affairs, a new role was created. Sheets, who will continue to work at AEG’s Los Angeles office, was previously the company’s legal counsel. In its new position, Sheets will work to identify, hone, and improve key partnerships and strategic initiatives, and provide strategic advice and insights on all of them. key revenue growth initiatives for the division. She will also help establish the vision and strategy of Global Partnerships to optimize partner campaigns and content, and be deeply involved in developing and driving global deal execution strategies, new business opportunities and annual revenue.
Create a music group named Chris Herche with the newly established role of senior vp in music and marketing operations. Herche will oversee the day-to-day operations of the music department out of Brooklyn.
Music and entertainment law firm Rothenberg, Mohr & Binder promote Kevin Eskowitz be a partner. Eskowitz’s clients include Conan Grey, Gryffin, JPEGMAFIA, Noname and the management and branding company GODMODE. He has been with the company since it launched in 2018.
The CMA . organization music educator hired Franklin Willis as its director of community impact. In the newly created role, Willis will continue the organization’s commitment to advancing music education programs across the United States and directing it toward “more tactical and impactful opportunities to leverage the power of power of music to elevate the next generation of leaders,” according to a press release. Willis will work closely with teachers, students, policy makers, nonprofit partners and other stakeholders to expand reach, increase engagement, and foster connectivity. while developing and conducting all CMA Foundation events. You can reach him at email@example.com starting August 8.
Matt Rowsell was hired as an artist manager at YMU out of London. His past and current management clients include We Are The Ocean, Eliza and the Bear and Lauren Hibberd.
Entertainment lawyer Matt Cottingham and Austin Wells joined Lewis Brisbois‘The Nashville office as a partner and associate, in the entertainment, media and corporate sports fields. The two brought music clients including Brittney Spencer, Lily Rose, Ashley Cooke, Chris LaCorte and Matt Roy to the company. Cottingham can be reached at Matt.Cottingham@lewisbrisbois.com and Wells can be reached at Austin.Wells@lewisbrisbois.com.
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences promote Jenny Galante to run the revenue vp and develop the business. Former Senior Business Development Manager, Galante will be tasked with driving global revenue growth for the Academy across platforms, including special events, Academy membership initiatives, and more. institute, international programs, digital platforms, Academy Screening Room, talent development and inclusion programs, as well as the Academy Museum, Margaret Herrick Library, Science and Technology Council and the Academy Film Archive. Additionally, she will continue to oversee the organization’s strategic brand partnerships and lead the development of integrated marketing opportunities for Oscar sponsors and advertisers.
Equity-centric venture fund Impressive venture companydo David Brown and Philip Beauregardappointed co-founder of The Roots Tariq “Black Thought” Trotter as a general partner. The fund will allocate investments across multiple sectors including AI, healthcare technology, robotics, consumer goods and applications.
Association of Polish Authors and Composers (ZAiKS) elected publishing representatives to the Board of Directors and Audit Committee for the first time. Those elected are Schubert Music Publishing’s Marta Zgrzywa and Rebel Publishing’s Damian Sonina. Meanwhile, ABKCO Music International’s Magdalena Cuprzyńska will be a publisher member on the ZAiKS Examination Committee. The landmark moment came after a two-decade campaign led by PSWM Poland (Music Publishing Association), including Schubert Music’s Andreas SchubertGolba Music’s Paulina Golba, Anna Laskowska by Sony/ATV and with the support of a number of individual publishers worldwide along with advocacy by CISAC and IMPF. Previously, music publishers had representation agreements with ZAiKS but were not full members.
PR company Shore Fire Media promote both Andrea Evenson and Max Lefkowitz to the director of publicity; both were previously senior account executives.
Content partnersindependent owners of major studio-distributed movies, TV shows and related participants including Revolution Studios and CSI TV franchise, rent Rob Amiri to join the team in Los Angeles. In her new role, Amir will be responsible for augmenting the company’s supply of new movies, television, music, and other entertainment intellectual property.
https://www.billboard.com/pro/live-nation-latin-ricardo-taco-executive-turntable/ Live Nation Expands Latin Team: Executive Turntable – Billboard