Tom Connaughton, Head of Vevo’s Content and Programming department in the UK, will re-locate to New York to head up the video platform’s Global Content and Programming team.
Connaughton has been with Vevo for five years and takes over from former BBC Radio 1 Controller Andy Parfitt, who was appointed interim boss in October 2015. Parfitt will remain within the team in an advisory capacity.
“We have an exciting year ahead and content and programming will be a cornerstone of our strategy to grow the company in 2016,” said Erik Huggers, CEO, Vevo.
“Tom is an outstanding leader with a proven track record in building teams, fostering strong industry relationships, and creating premium content on our platform. We’re fortunate to have someone of his caliber to lead the team.”
“Tom is an outstanding leader with a proven track record in building teams.”
Erik huggers, Vevo
Added Connaughton: “We’re entering into an exciting era for Vevo, with new models for storytelling and audience engagement. As the world’s largest platform for music videos, Vevo is in an incredible position to create distinctive programming that provides a unique voice for the artist, while providing intuitive and personalised ways for the audience to discover content they will love.”
Connaughton joined Vevo UK in April 2011 after a stint as Director of Content and Programming at MySpace. Prior to that he spent nine years at Sony Music, working for the A&R and marketing departments.
The exec was named in the 2014 Sunday Times Debretts list of the 500 most influential people in in the UK, featuring in the top 20 for music.Music Business Worldwide