BMG supports Angela Barkan and Cyndi Lynott, Pandora hires Audrey Cleo Yap
Pandora hired Audrey Cleo Yap (photo) as the very first expert in culture and trends; Yap also serves as the broadcast personality who will represent the SiriusXM-owned platform on TV, radio and online. She reports to Jason Roth, communications director at Pandora.
Yap said, “I am incredibly excited to delve into my passion for music and technology with Pandora. As a journalist, I know some of the best stories come from the intersection of data and human narratives. I can’t wait to share all the great music, features, and experiences on Pandora, as well as delve into the wealth of stories to tell.
Passionate about music and pop culture, Yap was previously an on-air personality for Variety (for which she received two Los Angeles Press Club awards) in addition to her on-camera roles at E! News and access to Hollywood. She is represented by Cowan, DeBaets, Abrahams & Shepard LLP.
+ KayeJaye Entertainment, the company founded by music veterans Ken Levitan and James diener, who helped develop Kings Of Leon and Maroon 5, respectively, partnered with Universal Music Israel to launch a nationwide talent search for a teenage male pop group. The research will be documented and filmed by Kastina Communications (“Fauda”, “Le Chef”), one of the region’s leading production companies.
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+ BMG promoted frontline executives of recorded music in the United States Angela Barkan and Cyndi lynott to senior vice presidents, the company said on Monday.
On the East Coast, Barkan, who currently oversees new releases from Duran Duran, Bryan Adams and Kelis, has been promoted to senior vice president of marketing and will report to executive vice president Jason Hradil. She joined BMG in 2018 from S-Curve Records, where as VP of Marketing, she worked closely with artists such as AJR, Leslie Odom Jr., the O’Jays, Andy Grammer and others. Prior to S-Curve, she held several positions at Sony Music, ending as Vice President at Sony Music Masterworks, a position she held for five years.
On the West Coast, Lynott, who oversees new releases of 5 Seconds of Summer, Monsta X, Slash ft. Myles Kennedy and others, has also been promoted to SVP of Marketing and will continue to report to EVP Dan Gill. She also joined BMG in 2018 and worked closely with Avril Lavigne, Evanescence, Lindsey Stirling and others.
+ Tank media signed a new publishing contract with the Scottish singer-songwriter Emeli sande. The deal includes his upcoming album, as well as future works. The singer’s debut album, ‘Our Version of Events’, spent ten weeks at No. 1 on the UK charts and became the UK’s best-selling album in 2012; her next album reached No. 2 and her most recent, ‘Real Life’ in 2019, entered the Top 10. She won four Brit Awards (the UK equivalent of a Grammy). The singer, signed with Chrysalis Records earlier this year, has collaborated with David Guetta, Rudimental, Giggs, Labrinth and others over the years, and in 2012 performed at the opening and closing ceremonies of the Olympics. from London.
Regarding the new agreement with Reservoir, Sandé said: “I am very happy to have signed with Reservoir! It feels good to join their impressive list. I can’t wait to see all the music to come and work with their fantastic team.