Allison Hamamura has joined Anthem Entertainment as general manager, west coast, and head of label, it was announced Thursday (Oct. 24). She will report directly to CEO Helen Murphy.
Hamamura joins Anthem Entertainment from the Aloha Music Group where she was chief creative officer for seven years. Prior to that, she worked as vp of a&r at Hollywood Records.
“I am very excited to welcome Allison to the Anthem Entertainment senior management team. Allison has a wealth of experience in recorded music and publishing and she is passionate about creativity. She has successfully worked with, and inspired, artists and songwriters throughout her professional career. In her new role Allison will help me grow our West Coast operations and provide strategic leadership for our label operations across the Anthem Entertainment Group,” said Murphy.
“I’ve watched with admiration what Helen and the Anthem Entertainment team have done over the last year,” Hamamura added. “I love the company’s entrepreneurial spirit. The publishing writers and label artists are a great mix of high potential developing artists and established stars across multiple genres. I look forward to working with this talent and Anthem’s team to create growth and new opportunities.”
Round Hill Music has hired Erich Collins Carey as senior vice president, business and legal, it was announced Wednesday (Oct. 23). He will be based out of New York and report to CEO Joshua Gruss and president Neil Gillis.
Carey previously worked as vice president & senior counsel at the National Music Publisher’s Association. Prior to that, he was an associate at Pryor Cashman, LLP.
“Erich has been at the forefront of writers and publishers rights in his recent role with the NMPA. I have seen that exemplary work first hand and I am thrilled that he is joining the Round Hill Music family,” Gillis said.
“I am thrilled to join the team at Round Hill Music and protect the copyrights of some of the best songs ever written," Carey added. "It’s a time of tremendous growth in the music business and an honor to apply the experience I’ve had at the industry level during my time at the NMPA to the care of such a prestigious, exciting, expanding catalog of music. I look forward to working with the world class team Josh and Neil have assembled to achieve their incredible vision."
Justin Tomlinson has been appointed as associate director of digital marketing at RCA Inspiration, it was announced Monday (Oct. 21).
Tomlinson joined RCA Inspiration/Sony Music in 2015 as the marketing & digital marketing assistant. He was then promoted to digital strategy manager within Sony Music. Prior to joining RCA Inspiration, Tomlinson worked as talent production assistant at BET Networks and as a digital marketing intern at Motown Records/Cash Money.
“I am grateful for the opportunity to bring new technologies, trends, digital strategy and a fresh perspective back to the genre. With the perpetual expansion of digital and streaming strategies, I am thrilled to implement creative initiatives all while contributing to collaborative efforts with the RCAI team,” said Tomlinson.
“It is a pleasure to have Justin back on the RCAI team," added senior vice president and general manager Phil Thornton. "He has a knack for unique and creative engagement across social platforms, and continues to demonstrate why he is an asset to the team."
LiveXLive has appointed Bridget Baker to its board of directors, it was announced Monday (Oct. 21).
Prior to joining LiveXLive, Baker was the president of content distribution at NBCUniversal and a co-founder of CNBC. Baker is also the CEO of Baker Media, Inc.
“Bridget’s deep expertise across the media landscape make her a perfect addition to our board as we continue to develop our programming, grow our global distribution and expand our leadership team,” said chairman and CEO Robert Ellin. “She is an innovator and a visionary, as she has demonstrated over and over again her extraordinary record of success building asset value across television, cable and streaming platforms.”
“I am excited to join the board of directors of LiveXLive,” added Baker. “LiveXLive’s platform delivers global social engagement to passionate music superfans through mobile first technology and I look forward to helping shape its future.”
Scott Bradford has joined DLA Piper’s entertainment practice in Los Angeles.
Prior to joining DLA Piper, Bradford worked at Selverne & Co., PLLC.
"Scott's extensive experience and long-standing relationships in the music industry will enhance our offerings on the West Coast and further complement the profile of our burgeoning media and entertainment team," said Tom Ara, partner and co-chair of DLA Piper's entertainment finance and transactions practices. "With the addition of Scott' music experience to our existing bench of experienced media and entertainment lawyers, we are able to deliver the full suite of media and entertainment legal counsel to our clients across the DLA Piper platform. We are excited to welcome him to our team."
"DLA Piper offers an unparalleled platform for my clients, which enables me to significantly expand the legal practice offerings available to them," Bradford added. "I am thrilled to bring my practice to DLA Piper and to join the extraordinary team of media and entertainment lawyers already at the firm."
TicketSocket has appointed Mark Hodgkin as executive vice president of product innovation, the company announced Tuesday (Oct. 22).
Hodgkin previously worked as director of innovation at NeuLion College and prior to that, for the American Athletic Conference, Bryant University and Boston College.
“Mark has a wealth of knowledge and expertise and we’re looking forward to tapping his experience to build on our product team’s R&D efforts, including the development of new and important features and technology integrations,” said founder and ceo Mark Miller. “In addition, Hodgkin’s experience in college athletics will be invaluable to us as we continue to grow serving more clients in the sports industry.”
“TicketSocket is at a very exciting stage in its development and given my experience with NeuLion College, I’m well prepared to help this team build on its great momentum,” added Hodgkin. “In order to lead in this fast-growing industry, TicketSocket’s user experience for both selling partners and end users must continue to be top notch, and that takes smart use of user feedback, strong industry knowledge, an excellent UI and UX design and an organization capable of executing at the highest level."
Amanda Brophy has joined DPR as director of communications, it was announced Monday (Oct. 21). She will be based out of the company’s Los Angeles office.
Prior to joining DPR, Brophy worked at BWR Public Relations and Kirvin Doak Communications.
The American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers has promoted Deepak Mohite to senior vice president, software engineering, it was announced Thursday (Oct. 24). He will report to executive vice president and chief technology officer Tristan Boutros.
Mohite joined ASCAP in 2018 as vp, infrastructure & platform services. Prior to joining ASCAP, he held senior technology roles at Tower Research Capital and The New York Times.
“ASCAP is focused on providing cutting edge, elegant product experiences for our members and our licensees, and creating new efficiencies by moving all of our internal software applications and systems to the cloud,” said Boutros. “Deepak has already brought energy, skill and leadership to these critical areas. He will be a strong addition to the GTS executive team while enabling our vision of a more automated and quality-first organization powered by the cloud."