Danny Buch has been promoted to senior vp promotion and artist development at Red Distribution. He joined Red Distribution in 2004 as vp promotion and artist development. … Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen's Dualstar Entertainment Group has hired Lee Barth as vp digital media. Barth joins Dualstar after helping launch Sports Loyalty Systems Inc.'s consumer loyalty programs for professional sports leagues. … Concrete Pictures has appointed Suzanne Dunn vp interactive business development. Dunn was executive producer of DirecTV's advanced services and content group.
Universal Music Group has appointed Tegan Kossowicz senior director business and legal affairs at UMG's royalties and copyright division. Kossowicz was senior director of business and legal affairs at Famous Music Publishing. … Amir Forester was upped to senior vp public relations at Premier Radio Networks. She was vp public relations. … Artist manager and music marketer Faith Quesenberry has joined Nashville-based Vector Management. Quesenberry founded her former company, Curiosita, in 2000 as an international music marketing and artist management business. … Universal Music Group Nashville has appointed Joe Fisher to senior director A&R and promoted Stephanie Wright to director A&R. Fisher was a day-to-day manager at Lytle Management. Wright, formerly a manager in the A&R department, has been with UMGN for about seven years. … Paola Palazzo has joined Nederlander Concerts as senior director of talent. Most recently, she worked for House of Blues Concerts.
Richard Garza has been promoted to director of legal and business affairs at BMI's performing rights group. Garza was an associate attorney in that department and is based in the company's New York office. … Bryan Postlethwait has been named senior vp programming at the Playboy Entertainment Group. Postlethwait joined Playboy as a consultant in June. … JoAnna Esty and Stefan Kirchanski join Venable Llp. as partners. Esty recently finished a yearlong stint as chair of the California State Bar IP Section Executive Committee. Kirchanski is a former research scientist. J. Alison Grabell joins as IP of counsel and Jenna Leavitt and Jennifer Whiting join as associates. All lawyers are from the Los Angeles firm of Liner Yankelevitz Sunshine and Regenstrief Llp. … Cheryl Orr and Heather Sager has joined Drinker Biddle and Reath Llp. as partners in the firm's HR Law Practice Group. Both come from Carlton DiSante and Freudenberger Llp. Orr was managing partner and Sager was partner. … U.S. News & World Report has appointed Kimberly Palmer as an associate editor for the magazine's Money and Business section and USNews.com's Money. Palmer covered business and government contracting, white collar crime and "Buy American" policies at Government Executive magazine since 2004. … Victoria Tsigonis was named director of marketing at Wiredset. Tsigonis also was marketing manager at Bigmouth Marketing and lifestyle representative for Cornerstone.
Ovation TV has added Gaynor Strachan-Chun as vp marketing and Greg Bunch as vp distribution, Western region. Strachan-Chun joins from G4, where she headed the marketing team. Bunch was executive director affiliate sales, Western region, at Si TV Network in Los Angeles.