Latest Industry Hires, Fires & Retires: AWAL, Warner, CMG, WME, More…

Kobalt’s AWAL pronounces a promotion.

Matt Riley will now function Vice President of A&R at AWAL.  He beforehand served as Director of Creative, serving to signal key indie acts, together with Bruno Major, Tom Misch, and Neneh Cherry.  Based in Kobalt’s London workplace, Riley will determine and develop rising acts, signing artists to label service offers with AWAL Recordings.  He’ll additionally assist new acts AWAL within the US.


Warner Music Asia provides a brand new member to its senior administration workforce.

Sophie Jian will function Senior Vice President of Finance and Operations at Warner Music Asia.  She has beforehand served at Bloomberg Media Group, General Electric, and Standard Chartered Banking Group.  Based in Hong Kong, Jian will exchange Gary Smerdon, who has moved on to a brand new worldwide position at Warner Music Group.

Jian joins a five-person senior administration workforce, which incorporates Calvin Wong (President of Southeast Asia, Hong Kong, and Korea/Executive Vice President of Warner Music Asia), Carmus Chan (Human Resources Director of Warner Music Asia), Cora Lam (Senior Vice President of Legal and Business Affairs for Greater China and Southeast Asia), and Simon Robson (President of Warner Music Asia), whom she is going to report back to.

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CMG names a high govt.

Anton Monstead will function Executive Vice President of Soundtracks and A&R at Capitol Music Group (CMG).  In the newly created position, the veteran music govt will oversee the corporate’s growth and implementation of soundtrack tasks.  Monstead may also function a liaison to the movie and tv communities.  Based in Hollywood, he’ll report back to CMG President Ashley Newton.

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Decca Records confirms a key promotion.

Laura Monks will now function General Manager of Decca Records.  She beforehand served as Director of Marketing and Commercial Partnerships.  Monks will report back to Rebecca Allen, President of Decca Records.


PledgeMusic confirms administration shake-up.

Malcolm Dunbar will now function Global President and Chief Operating Officer of PledgeMusic.  The transfer comes after CEO Dominic Pandiscia left the beleaguered firm.