Executive Shuffles: Sony/ATV Music Publishing, UMG, Republic Records…

Executives at Work

A list of executive shuffles across the music business…

Sony/ATV Music Publishing has hired Jennifer Drake as Senior Director, A&R.  The role will be based in Los Angeles. Prior to this role, Drake worked as Creative Director at UMPG for two years.

Universal Music Group has bid farewell to Pat Monaco, reports Billboard.  Monaco has worked for UMG for over 26 years, most recently working as Executive Vice President of Commerce at Def Jam.

Republic Records has hired Nick Pacelli as Senior Vice President of Strategic Marketing & Partnerships.  Pacelli will report to Charlie Walk, Republic Group President.  Prior to Republic Records, Pacelli worked as Executive Director, Entertainment Marketing.  Whilst working within Entertainment Marketing, Pacelli interfaced with various partners which including Google Play Music, Budweiser Made in America, Sprite Music, Samsung Mobile, and American Eagle.


Omnifone has hired Doug Imrie as Chief Executive Officer.  Imrie starts his new role instantly, and will be responsible for leading the strategic productisation of Omnifone’s music cloud, MusicStation.

Cooking Vinyl Group has announced its own executive shuffles to broaden its operations by expanding in the US market.  The company plans to open a full service label division, Cooking Vinyl America, which will be based in New York City.  The division will be overseen by Howie Gabriel, who will take on the role of President.  Gabriel will report to Martin Goldschmidt, founder and CEO of Cooking Vinyl Group.

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