Music industry on the move: Bravado names Matt Young president

Universal Music Group has appointed Matt Young president of Bravado, his commodity company. Matt Vlasic stepped down as CEO of the company in October of last year. Based at BravadoIn the New York office, Young will report to Richelle Parham, president of global e-commerce and business development at UMG.

Young joined Bravado from Warner Music Group, where he spent 13 years developing consumer engagement and marketing execution for the company’s top recording artists. Prior to Warner Music, he held management positions at Bandmerch and Blue Grape Merchandise.

“Matt has the leadership and the vision to complement Bravados stellar innovation and success, ”said Parham. “In his role, Matt will be a critical part of the ecosystem we’ve built to deliver unprecedented consumer-centric e-commerce, as well as ensuring that our artists reach their fans and new audiences across the globe with exciting products and experiences. “

Young said: “I am delighted to direct Bravado in this pivotal time and to build on the company’s reputation as a leader in our industry. Bravado is known for creating new, innovative opportunities for artists to meaningfully connect with their fans, both directly, on tour and through some of the world’s largest retailers.

+ Rod, the Los Angeles-based distribution and payment platform for independent musicians and labels, has announced several promotions.

Kristin graziani is now President of Stem Distribution, overseeing the expansion of Stem’s distribution arm and the acquisition of new businesses. Todd L. Perry II, who comes from Create Music Group, has been appointed responsible for artists & labels, hip-hop and R&B relations; and Bobby davin was promoted to Director of Artist Relations.

Stem CEO and Co-Founder Milana Lewis said: “The rapid growth of our new sales team is extremely exciting. As we develop different product channels, I look forward to having Kristin, Todd and Bobby at the forefront of educating artists and their teams on what we are developing.

+ Entertainment at Madison Square Garden named Jamal Haughton Executive Vice President and General Counsel, effective December 6. He will serve as the company’s chief legal officer and oversee all legal functions across a wide range of disciplines, including corporate, commercial, transactional, litigation and regulatory matters, according to the announcement. He will report to Jim Dolan, Executive Chairman and CEO of MSG Entertainment.

Dolan said: “We are delighted to welcome Jamal, who was also an important member of our legal team at Cablevision. Jamal brings significant experience in high-profile corporate and commercial legal affairs, and we are fortunate to have such a seasoned executive in this important role as we continue to pursue our growth plans, guided by our MSG initiative. Sphere.

Most recently, Haughton served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel at Samsung Electronics America. Previously, he spent 10 years at Cablevision Systems Corporation, where he became Senior Vice President, Associate General Counsel and Assistant Secretary. He began his legal career in the New York office of Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP.

+ The orchard promoted Priya Dewan to vice president of international marketing, Asia-Pacific and MD, Southeast Asia and Korea. Previously, Dewan was Vice President of Southeast Asia and South Korea. the announcement.

Dewan is responsible for signing Orchard’s priority labels in the region, including BTS label Bighit Music and JYP Entertainment – whose roster includes ITZY, Stray Kids and more. She has nearly 20 years of industry experience and was previously North American Label Manager for UK label Warp Records. She has also represented touring artists in Asia, including Chvrches, Ynoa, Flying Lotus and Bicep. She will report to Orchard’s COO, Colleen Theis.

“The Orchard’s pan-Asian expansion further amplifies the incredible success we’ve had in connecting artists and labels from the region with fans around the world,” said Theis. “Priya’s leadership and proven expertise in identifying and developing talent will continue to create new opportunities for our clients. “

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