Vevo’s content head Tom Connaughton is leaving the video company

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Vevo is parting ways with one of its most senior industry-facing executives, MBW has learned.

Tom Connaughton, SVP of Creative Content & Programming, is understood to be leaving the company in Q2.

New York-based Connaughton (pictured) headed up Vevo’s global content creation efforts, working closely with labels and artists.

The British exec was promoted to the SVP role at the start of 2016, following a successful stint in a UK-based VP role.

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.

It’s understood that former BBC Radio 1 Controller Andy Parfitt will assist Vevo in a consultancy role during the transition following Connaughton’s departure.

Vevo’s Head Of Product, Mark Hall, is also reportedly leaving the company two years after it acquired his video startup ShowYou.

Vevo is currently without a permanent CEO, following the departure of Erik Huggers in December.Music Business Worldwide

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