Maurice Gibb, the background vocalist, resident comedian and bassist in rock's most successful brother group, the Bee Gees, died Jan. 12 after emergency surgery for an intestinal blockage. He was 53.
Former Virgin Records exec Ashley Newton has been named executive vice president of A&R at RCA Records. Move reps the first significant hire for newly installed RCA Music Group chairman Clive Davis.
Indie production, financing and sales company Myriad Pictures has appointed Mary Herne senior VP of worldwide television.
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Marking another high-profile move in the normally stable world of entertainment law, name partner Jared Levine is ankling Nelson, Felker & Levine to join Barnes Morris Klein Mark & Yorn.
Fox Broadcasting's marketing department has a new No. 2, as Terry Balagia has joined the net as senior VP of creative marketing.
In a bid to better manage its on-air assets, 20th Century Fox TV is creating a current programming department and tapped Jeffrey Glaser to run it.