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SONY NAMES PODCAST TEAM

In an internal memo obtained by HITSSony Music President, Global Digital Business & U.S. Sales Dennis Kooker and President, Sony Music Film & TV A&R Tom MacKay announced Sony's podcast team. 

The following execs, based in New York are spearheading SME's strategy that includes creation of high quality shows across all podcasting genres and a global vision to develop their podcasting expertise around the world. 

From the memo:

"Emily Rasekh is SVP of Business Development and Operations, Podcasting. In this role, Emily is focused on driving strategic expansion of Sony Music’s partnership, distribution and monetization opportunities in the podcast space. She is also responsible for managing our day-to-day relationships with various podcasting partners and overseeing our podcast sales and marketing teams. She reports to [Kooker and MacKay].  

Prior to Sony Music, Emily was VP of Digital Partnerships at Entercom overseeing digital content distribution strategy, including financial targets across digital, mobile and emerging platforms. Before that, she helped launch CBS Radio’s audio-on-demand business, growing total podcast listenership from 4m monthly listens to over 25m monthly listens within two years. 

Brittany Hall is VP of Sales, Podcasting. She is responsible for overseeing the commercial strategy and monetization of podcasts from Sony Music and its partners. She reports to [Rasekh]. 

Previously Brittany was at Pandora where she was tasked with driving revenue from clients across all verticals and showcasing robust product offerings, including podcasts, for clients in the audio advertising community.

Christy Mirabal is VP of Marketing, Podcasting. In this role, she oversees all strategic marketing, including planning, development and execution of initiatives to drive branding and awareness of our podcast projects. She reports to [Rasekh].

Before Sony Music, Christy led the brand team at Stitcher, overseeing partnerships, sponsorships, and editorial for the podcast app. Prior to that, she oversaw podcast audience development for Panoply Media."

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