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Archie Davis, RCA Records’ Senior Vice President of Marketing.

RCA Records confirms an appointment, a promotion, and a new JV label.

Archie Davis will serve as Senior Vice President of Marketing at RCA Records.  He’ll oversee marketing campaigns for the company’s artist repertoire, ensuring artists are supported by the right creative resources to grow their brands and careers.  Davis currently serves as CEO of Six Course, Inc., a creative agency and production company.

In addition, Camille Yorrick will now serve as Executive Vice President of Creative Content at RCA Records.  She previously served as Senior Vice President of Video Production.  Based in New York, Yorrick will curate and manage creative partnerships with RCA’s roster and top-tier content creators.  She’ll also oversee the label’s premium content strategy, creating, designing, and managing various programming to be distributed via third-party outlets.

RCA has also entered into a new joint venture label with Davis dubbed Six Course Music Group.  The label will live within Six Course, Inc., where Davis will discover, sign, and develop artists under the Six Course Music Group/RCA Records imprint.

SAG-AFTRA makes a new hire.

Rebecca Greenberg will serve as Executive Director of the Music Department at SAG-AFTRA.  She’ll oversee the performers union’s activities in the music industry, including the negotiation and the administration of bargaining agreements with major and indie labels, artist and performer relations, and collaboration with the organizing and government affairs departments.  Greenberg will report to CEO and General Counsel Duncan Crabtree-Ireland and Chief Contracts Officer Ray Rodriguez.

The Fader names a new top editor.

In a newly created role, Eric Sundermann will serve as Head of Content at The Fader, per Billboard.  He’ll oversee content across various company extensions, including print, digital, social, events, film and TV projects, branded content, and The Fader Shop, among others.  Sundermann will also work on widening the company’s audience.  He’ll report to Andy Cohn, President and Publisher.

NAB confirms a new board member.

Leonard Wheeler, President and General Manager of Mel Wheeler, will serve on the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Radio Board of Directors.  He assumes Jim Watkins’ board seat.

Eventbrite loses a top executive.

Frans Jonker, Ticketscript’s founder and Eventbrite’s Vice President and General Manager of Continental Europe, has left the company.

He told IQ,

My work here is done.  The values and mission of the company I have established will continue as part of Eventbrite.

ONErpm confirms a new hire.

Martin Price will serve as Head of Operations and A&R at ONErpm.  He’ll lead the company’s newly opened office in Kingston, Jamaica.  Price will establish ONErpm’s presence in the Reggae, Dancehall, and Urban markets to reach new genres and global audiences.

Scooter Braun’s SB Projects confirms a top appointment.

Tony Bracy will serve as Vice President of Marketing and Promotions.  He joins from Capitol Records.  Bracy will oversee radio promotion, streaming, and marketing initiatives for SB Projects clients.

Blockchain network poaches a top Spotify musician, an executive from YouTube, and makes several new hires.

DA Wallach, a former Spotify Artist-in-Residence, and David King, who developed YouTube’s Content ID, have joined JAAK, a blockchain network startup.

In addition, Dom Lovett, Universal Music Publishing Group’s former Head of UK Copyright, will serve as JAAK’s Head of Music Copyright.

Additional hires include Hari Ashurst-Venn, Alina Colceag, Samir Rashed, and Philippe Rixhon.

Gigmor adds a veteran technology specialist.

Erik Neff will serve as Chief Technology Officer and Head of Product at Gigmor, a live music marketplace.  The 10-year veteran has overseen UX Design at Twitter, Foot Locker, Tom’s Shoes, and VMWare.  At Gigmor, he’ll build a SaaS-powered marketplace.

Billboard Media Group names a new editorial director.

Hannah Karp will serve as Editorial Director at Billboard Media Group.  She previously served as Billboard News Director and has also served at The Wall Street Journal.

Secretly Group confirms major structure, including staff additions.

Jon Coombs, former Managing Director of Secretly Publishing, will now serve as Vice President of A&R at Secretly Group per MBW.  He’ll oversee the A&R team, including Eric Deines – Jagjaguwar’s A&R and Communications Director in Bloomington, Indiana – Katie Garcia – Secretly Group’s A&R Director in Brooklyn – and Secretly Group A&R Adam Nealon in London.  Coombs will report to Co-founder Chris Swanson.

The restructure will combine label-side A&R and publishing-side A&R at a single location.

Samantha Falco has joined Secretly Group as Sync Licensing Director in Brooklyn.  She previously worked at Bourne Music Publishing.

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