Universal name the new president of Island Records

Following their president’s departure for Sony Music, Universal Music Group’s Island Records have named their new president. David Massey exits his role as the president of Island Records on the 1st of June and will…

Spotify’s latest hire comes from an executive position at Vevo

Spotify have nabbed their new head of artist and label marketing from the label-owned music video site Vevo. Spotify have hired Tom Connaughton, a former executive at Vevo, to join the music streaming giant. Connaughton…

Apple Music just hired a writer from Billboard, XXL, Complex

Apple Music have hired an experienced music journalist to helm the editorial ship in Apple’s music streaming fleet. Apple have hired adept journalist Alex Gale to take on the head position of their editorial department. Gale…

The new CEO of Jay-Z’s Tidal has been announced

Jay-Z’s star-powered music streaming service has revealed its new CEO, the fourth to step in since launching just over 2 years ago. Replacing Jeff Toig as CEO of the high-fidelity music streaming service will be…

MelodyVR raise £5m to build on their virtual reality music experiences

UK startup MelodyVR just closed a successfully large round of funding to enhance virtual reality experiences based around music. After a new funding round raised £5 million ($6.5 million) the UK-based startup wasted no time…

YouTube have nabbed one of the SoundCloud team for label relations

YouTube have announced Stephen Bryan as their new label relations head, taking him from his position at SoundCloud. Bryan will leave SoundCloud at the end of the month to take on a new role as…

Spotify’s Asia expansion moves forward with Vietnam and Thailand launches planned

Spotify are planning to expand their music streaming service further across Asia with an expected launch in Vietnam and Thailand revealed. Spotify’s Asian launch has been a long-time in the process, arriving in Japan just…

Pandora hires Naveen Chopra as new Chief Financial Officer

Naveen Chopra is joining Pandora as the music streaming company’s new Chief Financial Officer following a long term with TiVo. Naveen Chopra takes the place of Mike Herring, Pandora’s president since March 2016 who has…

SoundCloud hire a new General Counsel in the form of Merrit Farren

SoundCloud have named their new General Counsel following the recent departure of the streaming service’s COO and finance director. SoundCloud have named experienced legal fella Merritt Farren as their new General Counsel. Farren will take…

Facebook pinch YouTube exec to “deepen relationship with music industry”

Tamara Hrivnak joins Facebook with the aim of repairing and strengthening Facebook’s rocky relationship with the music industry. Facebook have gained a new hire from Google Play and YouTube, Tamara Hrivnak joins the social media…