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Sony Music Entertainment Restructures, Bolsters Asian and Middle Eastern Operations

Sony Music Entertainment CEO Rob Stringer Sony Music Entertainment (SME) is restructuring and expanding its operations in Oceania, Asia, and the Middle East. In a formal announcement, the company indicated that Asia-Pacific exec Denis Handlin will shift his focus exclusively to Australia and New Zealand, having previously handled markets in those countries and in Asia. […]

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iHeartMedia Promotes Three Programmers in the Wake of Mass Layoffs

In the wake of layoffs and the replacement of workers with “technology and artificial intelligence,” iHeartMedia announced that it has promoted three senior programmers to division executive vice presidents of their National Programming Group. iHeartMedia says that the three will “work closely” with recently appointed division presidents as they implement the company’s new operating structure across its markets. The […]

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Universal Music Poaches a Top Spotify Executive In Japan

One of Spotify Japan’s leading executives has jumped ship for Universal Music. Japan is the second-largest market in the world for recorded music. Ichiro Tamaki joins Universal Music Japan starting February 15th. He will be responsible for heading Digital Strategy, data analytics, and platform partnerships for Universal Music Japan. Tamaki formerly served as Spotify Japan’s […]