10K Projects named Binish Mahmood the independent label’s . new vp A&R on Thursday (March 21). She will be based in both Miami and Los Angeles.
“Binish’s relationships in the creative community run deep and she has proven to be highly adept at identifying and working with new talent,” said founder and CEO Elliott Grainge. “We’re thrilled to have her onboard at 10K.”
Musicians on Call has named Apple Music’s East Coast head of music Steve Savoca to its national board of directors, the company announced on March 18. The nonprofit also promoted president Pete Griffin to the additional role of CEO.
“Musicians On Call is on a path towards exciting technological advances that will enable us to reach thousands more people with the healing power of music. The expertise and guidance of someone like Steve Savoca will be vital in the success of these initiatives,” said Griffin in a statement. “We are thankful that Steve has chosen to share his wisdom with Musicians On Call and we look forward to all of the incredible things he will be able to do to help us bring our mission further into the digital space.”
“Pete’s passion for Musicians On Call’s mission and his innovative ideas have led the organization on a trajectory that few could have imagined,” added RIAA chairman and CEO Mitch Glazier. “Thousands more people are experiencing the joy of live music in hospitals each year thanks to his vision and leadership. The organization is entering an exciting period of growth and we have full confidence that under Pete’s direction it will succeed in furthering our vision of a world filled with the healing power of music.”
Naz Idelji has been appointed to managing director of JEM Music Group, the company announced March 18. Idelji will also oversee TS5 Presents, the joint venture between JEM founder Colin Lester and Craig David.
“Bringing in someone of Naz’s amazing experience, skillset and pedigree sets out a very clear mandate for our future, which is shaping up to be very exciting, said Lester in a statement. “Naz will be responsible for expanding our operations into new international markets and will consolidate Craig David’s existing successes in a range of markets, which include France, Belgium, Australia and SEA. She will also be overseeing new artists signed to TS5 Presents.”
Jen Conger was promoted to business manager at FBMM on Tuesday (March 19). She will continue to be based in the firm’s Nashville headquarters.
“Jen’s dedication to her clients’ success and expertise in the music industry have made her a vital member and leader of the FBMM team,” said Mary Ann McCready, owner and founder of FBMM. “The owners and I are incredibly proud of her work. We’ve watched Jen help her clients tour the world, win international awards and make financially sound decisions that will serve them well for the rest of their lives. We are looking forward to seeing how much she continues to grow in this new role.”
Triple Tiger Records announced the promotion of Laura Hostelley to director of marketing on Tuesday (March 19). The promotion is effective immediately.
“Laura has excelled in leading the charge with our marketing team, achieving outstanding results for Russell Dickerson and Scotty McCreery,” said Norbert Nix, the label’s general manager and founding partner, in a statement. “She is always in the trenches working with our staff, our artists’ management teams, Sony Entertainment, Red Music and other partners to further create and develop new ideas that drive consumer awareness and sales. She is very deserving of this promotion.”
On Wednesday (March 20), Mom + Pop announced the promotions of Hallie Anderson and Jessica Page as the label’s first female co-GMs. Anderson was also appointed head of marketing and Page will be the label’s new head of digital.
“Being able to promote, empower and support Hallie and Jess in their new positions as co-GMs of Mom + Pop has been exceptionally gratifying, said label founder Michael Goldstone in a statement. “While they’ve both had a world of experience before Mom + Pop, their growth here has been meteoric and impactful. Jess and Hallie have both embraced taking over the day-to-day operations of the label and made it a seamless transition for Thad and myself. We’re incredibly grateful to be able to work with them for the years to come.”
Venable LLP announced the addition of a nine-member entertainment and media litigation team to its L.A. office on Wednesday (March 20).
The team’s four partners are Lee S. Brenner, David E. Fink, Michael J. O’Connor and Sarah L. Cronin, while Sarah E. Diamond, Cary L. Finkelstein, Ken D. Kronstadt, Michael C. Godino and Christina Nordsten will join the commercial litigation practice as associates.
“We are bringing over a stellar team of top-notch litigators who know the ins and outs of the entertainment and media industry, which perfectly complements our existing capabilities in this sector and makes us even stronger,” said Mitch Evall, partner-in-charge at the firm’s L.A. office in a statement.
Jay Wilson has been appointed Mascot Label Group’s president of publicity, the company announced Wednesday (March 20).
“Jay is a talented, respected executive with valuable experience who approaches projects with creativity and passion, said label president Ron Burman in a statement. “We are glad that he is here with us and look forward to his efforts in bringing our artists to larger audiences.”
“I’m thrilled to be joining the Mascot family,” added Wilson. “I am excited to be a part of this developing label, and eager to not only be working with the core artists that have defined Mascot, but additionally to help cultivate new and fresh energy to an already established and exciting roster.”
In2une Music announced on Thursday (March 21) the promotion of Elana Riggle to vp promotion. In her new position, Riggle will be responsible for executing the company’s national radio campaigns.
“I’ve watched Elana’s career grow throughout various labels,” said Dale Connone, CEO of in2une Music in a statement. “She is a superstar and this promotion is a well-deserved culmination of all her successes.”