Mark Barron has been appointed director, affiliate marketing, of Comedy Central.

He will be responsible for expanding network distribution and affiliate programs. Barron previously held positions at American Movie Classics and Showtime Networks.

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Michael J. Schnapp has been named VP, rock music, for the EMI Records Group. Schnapp, who will report to ERG president/CEO Daniel Glass, will work on promotion, marketing and assisting A&R for the company’s rock artists. ERG includes SBK Records, Chrysalis Records and EMI Records.

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