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Saturn rises to become president of Caroline
Jacqueline Saturn has been promoted to president of Caroline, the independent distribution & label services arm of Capitol Music Group. Saturn will continue to lead Caroline’s 50-person US team and oversee all aspects of its business, including artist and label signings and partnerships, as well as strategic planning and alliances with Caroline International’s 11 offices outside the US. She will also continue to head up CMG’s Harvest Records.
Mallory named EVP, GM at Columbia
Jenifer Mallory has been appointed EVP, GM for Columbia Records. She will report to Ron Perry, chairman and CEO of Columbia Records. Mallory will be based in New York and oversee Columbia’s marketing, publicity, promotion, digital, sales, content, licensing and brand partnerships departments. She was previously EVP, international marketing for Sony Music Entertainment, working on the global strategic development of established and new talent across Columbia, Epic and RCA.
Atlas signs Brandi Carlile, opens Nashville office
Atlas Music Publishing has revealed the signing of Brandi Carlile to a worldwide deal. The deal will take effect from January 2019 and will cover her entire back catalogue as well as future works. The signing was unveiled as the company confirmed it has opened a Nashville office. It previously operated as a joint venture in Nashville.
Weird & Wonderful expands with Allen
Management collective The Weird & The Wonderful has announced that Paul Allen has joined the operation. Formerly of ALT and Anglo, Allen will be taking his roster of electronic music artists, including Philip George, Emanuel Satie, Alex Niggemann, Third Son, DJ Deeon and Kincaid. Allen’s ALT colleague Lawrence Jones will be joining him at The Weird & The Wonderful.
Beatport appoints artist & label relations director
Heiko Hoffmann has joined Beatport as director of artist & label relations. In his new role, working from Beatport's Berlin office, Hoffmann will oversee the company’s relationships with thousands of independent labels and artists. Hoffmann has two decades’ experience in the electronic music industry. He was editor-in-chief of Germany's Groove Magazine for 17 years.