Downtown is expanding its legal and business affairs team with two senior executive promotions.

Downtown Music Holdings has expanded its legal and business affairs team with two senior executive promotions.

Previously responsible for corporate legal affairs at Downtown’s FUGA subsidiary, which the company acquired in 2020, Claire Jacobs has been named downtown’s vice president of international legal and business affairs.

Amber Charania, who was previously legal counsel for Downtown, has been promoted to director of legal and business affairs.

In his new role, Jacobs will oversee all international corporate legal activities for Downtown and will report to Peter Rosenthal.

Joining FUGA in March 2019, Jacobs was instrumental in the process of selling FUGA to Downtown, the company explains, and has since led FUGA’s international expansion and GDPR compliance.

Jacobs, meanwhile, previously served as legal counsel for TPV Technology, Gibson Brands Inc, Apple Inc and TomTom NV.

Jacobs will continue to be based in Amsterdam, where Downtown employs over 100 people working in its distribution, neighboring rights and royalty collection businesses.

As Director of Legal and Commercial Affairs, Charania will continue to provide legal support to all of Downtown’s businesses in a variety of global legal and financial matters, including mergers and acquisitions, debt and equity financings and corporate governance.

Charania joined Downtown in October 2020, having worked as a corporate lawyer and then spent several years in music law.

The new hires at Downtown come shortly after the company made several executive appointments to its finance and investment teams.

In December, Jan Peter Kerstens was named Downtown’s chief financial officer, Alan Goodstadt moved to chief investment officer, and Becca Klein was named vice president, financial planning and analysis.

FUGA, meanwhile, recently signed a deal with indie music company Mascot Label Group, home to artists including Black Stone Cherry, Beth Hart, Shaman’s Harvest, Vola and Dragged Under.

“Claire and Amber’s work over the past year has been invaluable to the entire Downtown group.”

Peter Rosenthal, downtown

Peter Rosenthal, Downtown Group Legal Director, said: “Claire and Amber’s work over the past year has been invaluable to the entire Downtown Group.

“As Downtown continues to increase business activity, evaluate M&A opportunities and expand globally, his expertise and leadership will be vital to the business.”

“I have enjoyed working alongside the Downtown team since FUGA joined the group in 2020.”

Claire Jacobs

Claire Jacobs, added: “My role at FUGA has been extremely rewarding and I have enjoyed working alongside the Downtown team since FUGA joined the group in 2020.

“I look forward to working more closely with Peter and the management team while playing an instrumental role in Downtown’s rapid global expansion.”

“I’m excited to continue my journey downtown.”

Amber Charania

Amber Charania, said: “Since joining the group in 2020, Downtown has been an inspiring place to work and at every stage of its growth, you can feel that you are an industry leader who is at the forefront. origin of change.

“I’m excited to continue my journey in Downtown, while working alongside Peter, Claire and the wider global legal team.”The music industry around the world

David H. Henry