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The Latest Music Industry Gigs: Kobalt, Fat Possum, Downtown Music, BMG, UTA, Warner

The Latest Music Industry Gigs: Kobalt, Fat Possum, Downtown Music, BMG, UTA, Warner

Warner Music Taiwan’s Ruby Chou.

Here’s a recap of recent executive shuffles — including both hirings and in-house promotions — from across the music industry.

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After just four months as executive vice president of creative at Kobalt Music, Sam Taylor has left the company. Neither Taylor nor Kobalt would comment on why he left.

Fat Possum Records announced that Melinda Caffin has joined the company as its new COO. Previously, Caffin was the CFO of Red Bull Records. In her new role, she will be responsible for the company’s strategy and business operations.

Downtown Music Holdings has promoted Molly Neuman as president of SongTrust, which is its global royalty management platform. In 2017, she joined Songtrust as global head of business development.

Kos Weaver, who was executive vice president of BMG Nashville, has left the company. His departure, as well as that of a number of support staff, is being tied to restructuring at the company.

Iberiabank has announced that it has hired Peggy Dold as its senior vice president and director of music and entertainment in Nashville; the unit is a division of Iberiabank’s Sports & Entertainment Banking.

Warner Music Taiwan has hired Ruby Chou as its new managing director.  She will be based in Taipei and report to Simon Robson, who is the President of Warner Music Asia.

Warner Chappell Music announced that it promoted Paul Smith to a newly created role of vice president of A&R and International Songwriters. He will be based in London and report to Mike Smith, who is Warner Chappell’s UK managing director.

UTA has hired Aisann Blood as co-head of Music Brand Partnerships. She will work with Toni Wallace, who is the other co-head of the team.

iHeartMedia announced that it has hired Amanda McGraw as program director for its 102.7 The Wolf and 92.9 The Big Dog radio stations. It has also hired Adam Rivers as its program director for New Haven.


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