Executive Turntable: New Hires at Sony Music Entertainment, The Fader, CD Baby & More

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-- Andre Stapleton has been named Senior Vice President, Digital Partner Development, Sony Music Entertainment.

-- The FADER has appointed Shon Mogharabi to the newly created role of Strategy Director. 

-- APA's Contemporary music department in New York has hired Steve Ferguson as its Vice President. His client roster has previously included The Jesus & Mary Chain, Siuxsie & the Banshees, The Dandny Warhols, The Kooks, and more. 

-- Cooking Vinyl has promoted both Rob Collins and Chris Farrow. Collins will move up from General Manager to Managing Director of Cooking Vinyl Ltd., while Chris Farrow will move up from Marketing Manager to Head of UK Marketing and Product Management. 

-- CD Baby, an independent distributor and artist services company, has hired Jon Bahr as Vice President of Music Publishing and Rights Management. Bahr has spent his past 13 years with ASCAP, where his most recent position was Senior Director of Marketing & Communication.

-- Spotify has lost one of its top science guys. Brian Whitman, a co-founder and CTO of music data wizards the Echo Nest, which the Swedish streaming service purchased in 2014, announced on his blog that he left the company earlier this month.