Sony Music announces hire of Nova’s Claire Marshall and other staff moves

sony Therese Ryan, Claire Marshall, Ben Hock, Tom Gilmore

Therese Ryan, Claire Marshall, Ben Hock and Tom Gilmore join the Sony team.

Sony Music Entertainment chairman and chief executive officer of Australia and New Zealand Denis Handlin has revealed a number of key staff appointments including the hire of a key executive from Nova Entertainment.

Therese Ryan

Ryan has returned to the Australian company as Senior Director, Business Development, ANZ, reporting to Denis Handlin.

In her new role, Ryan will have a multi-faceted role that includes cross-marketing and developing both Australian and New Zealand local artists in each other’s markets, working closely with Kim Boshier (MD, New Zealand) and Wayne Ringrow (VP, Australian Artists Marketing). Therese will also be involved with the company’s Brands and Artist Management divisions by growing our revenue across these new verticals.

Ryan joined Sony Music Australia in 2009 as Publicity & Promotions Coordinator after interning in the A&R department. In 2010, she was promoted to National Publicity Representative and went on to Manager, National Publicity, Senior Manager, National Communications and then Director of National Communications.

In March 2019, Ryan relocated to the Hong Kong office to take up the position of Senior Director, Artist Development, Asia, where she was responsible for developing and executing regional campaigns for our international and local artists, and enhancing the presence of artists in the Asian markets. She led the ARO marketing team to drive promotion, marketing and sales success by constantly liaising with international labels and all Asian markets.

Claire Marshall

Marshall has joined the company as Senior Director, Catalogue Streaming & Strategic Partnerships, reporting to Sophie McArthur (VP, Partner Development & Streaming Strategy, ANZ).

In this role, Marshall will be responsible for growing digital market share for Sony Music’s priority catalogue artists through digital marketing initiatives and DSP artist activations in partnership with the digital account management team. With Marshall’s radio programming experience, she will support the continued growth of Sony Music playlists in the Filtr range. Marshall will also work closely with Dan Nitschke (VP, Business Development & Media Partnerships, ANZ) on fostering and expanding our relationships with key brand, entertainment and commercial partners.

With a career spanning 24 years in radio, Marshall commenced at Southern Cross Austereo prior to moving to Nova Entertainment after it launched in Perth. Marshall held music programming roles for almost a decade at the Network before moving to Sydney in 2014 to become Nova Entertainment’s Music Marketing Director, tasked with building the business’ live music brands including Nova’s Red Room and smooth’s Feel Good Night.

Ben Hock

Hock has joined the company as Senior Manager, Social Media & Content, reporting to Sophie Paterson (Senior Director, Audience Development & Digital Communications, ANZ).

In this role, Hock joins Sony Music’s in-house audience development team who are responsible for leading the social media and content strategy for a range of both domestic and international artists. He will be also involved with the ideation and execution of broader company social and content initiatives.

Hock has extensive experience across PR, social media, paid media, content creation, influencer content and project management. He joins us from IAG where he held the role of Creative & Innovation Specialist from 2019. Prior to this, he worked at We Are Social as a Senior Account Manager from 2016 to 2019. He also held the held the role of Senior Account & Creative Manager at Adhesive PR from 2012 to 2016.

Tom Gilmore

Gilmore has joined the company as Manager, Data & Analytics, reporting to Sophie McArthur.

In this role, Gilmore will be responsible for analysis using our internal and third-party data sources to deliver insights, identify business opportunities and create efficiencies. He will support the team and business by developing market, audience and platform reports and tools.

Gilmore has been working in and around music and data for over a decade. He joins us from Universal Music Australia where he held the role of Digital Catalogue Campaign Manager from 2015 and prior to that, Pricing & Commercial Analyst from 2013 to 2015. Prior to this, he was the Chart & Music Manager at The Music Network from 2010 to 2013.

Pictured top: Therese Ryan, Claire Marshall, Ben Hock and Tom Gilmore

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