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Latest Industry Gigs: Warner Music, The MLC, Elektra, Atlantic, CBC Music and More

Latest Industry Gigs: Warner Music, The MLC, Elektra, Atlantic, CBC Music and More

Photo of Morgan Hughes (courtesy of Warner Music)

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

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Warner Music Group has announced that it has promoted Morgan Hughes as its head of creative, and it has hired Russell Fogden as its new head of commercial. Both will work out of the company’s London office.

The Mechanical Licensing Collective (MLC) has hired executive Kris Ahrend as its new CEO, effective immediately.

Elektra Music Group (EMG) has promoted Johnny Minardi to vice president of A&R. He first joined Altantic’s family of labels back in 2004.

Atlantic Records announced that they have promoted Sherry Alaghehband to its senior director of promotion. She has been working for the company for the past eight years.

CBC Music has hired Steve Jordan as a senior director. He was previously the founder and executive director of the Polaris Music Prize.

Nick Holmstén, who is the global head of music at Spotify, announced that he will be leaving his position on March 4.

AEG Presents has promoted Alicia Karlin and Jenny Heifetz Henault to vice president of global touring and talent.

Songkick, which is owned by Warner Music Group, announced that it has named Aaron Randall and Bill Ashton as the company’s new managing directors.

iHeartMedia has laid off dozens of employees from its radio stations across the United States. Those laid off include veteran DJs and program directors.

The newly-minted Ingrooves Brazil has named Brazilian music industry veteran Cris Garcia Falcão as its managing director.

Downtown Music Publishing has announced that it has hired music executive Kate Sweetsur to lead creative development in the United Kingdom.

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