First key appointments at Global Entertainment
Global Entertainment has appointed a number of key executives in the division, based in Los Angeles.
Randy Phillips, CEO of Global Entertainment, has hired Monti Olson as an Executive Vice President and Managing Director of Worldwide Music Publishing, leading Global Publishing across both the LA and London offices. He joins from Universal Publishing where he was Executive Vice President/Head of Artists and repertoire (A&R).
Global Publishing already represents Ellie Goulding, Corinne Bailey Rae, LMFAO, The Script, The Vamps and The Vaccines, among others.
Olson will lead the existing team in London, which already consists of a team including A&R, administration, song plugging and sync, as well as building a team in the LA Office.
Paul Adam expands his A&R responsibilities in a new position as Senior Vice President A&R at Global Entertainment, based in London and working across both the UK and US for recorded music and music publishing. Adam has held senior A&R roles at labels including Mercury Records, Island Records and Polydor, launching Bjork’s career, and signing acts including The Gaslight Anthem, Suede, McFly, Busted, Ian Brown and Amy Macdonald. He was a judge on the first reality TV talent show, Popstars, which was the forerunner to Pop Idol and the X Factor.
In the core label function of Global Entertainment, Bob Semanovich joins as Senior Vice President Marketing, based in LA. Bob joins from Capitol Records where he was responsible for the marketing strategy and implementation of acts including Katy Perry, Beck, Rod Stewart and Coldplay. Prior to that, he was at Columbia Records for a decade.
Ben Karter, who reports to Bob Semanovich, joins Global Entertainment as General Manager, Recorded Music, UK. Ben was previously Director at James Grant management, with responsibility for artists such as The Script and Pixie Lott. Prior to that he was Head of Marketing at Mercury Records where he looked after artists including Elton John, Taylor Swift, Jake Bugg and Bon Jovi. He was previously at Sony Music. Between them, they form the core of the company’s label functions.
Finally, in the artist management function of Global Entertainment, Nicola Carson joins as VP Artist management, based in Los Angeles. Nicola was formerly at Modest! Management where she oversaw Leona Lewis, One Direction, and the Modest! roster in the US.
In the UK, Rachel Wood, who has been at Global Entertainment for four years and was previously at 19 Entertainment overseeing the Spice Girls reunion and managing other artists and brands, partners with Nicola Carson as VP Artist Management, based in London.
Randy Phillips said: “These executives are all seasoned pros who can think outside-the-box and get the job done for our artists which fits the Global profile. I have always maintained that a great company is only as great as the people in it and Monti, Paul, Bob, Ben, Nicola, and Rachel are an example of the commitment that Global is making to our industry. There are other significant executive announcements coming now that Global Entertainment is running on all cylinders.
“These appointments show the depth of commitment Global has to our new Entertainment division and we are hiring top class executives in each of the areas of the company. All executives announced today are in place and we have more to come soon.”