William Morris Promotions

David Snyder, Marc Geiger and Tony Goldring have new titles at the William Morris Agency. Snyder has been named head of music operations and Geiger and Goldring are now in charge of their departments.

Snyder, a 15-year vet of WMA and head of adult contemporary music, is a veteran of Triad Artists and developed the first computerized booking system used by an agency.

Geiger – former co-founder of ARTISTdirect and Lollapalooza – has been named head of the contemporary music department. Cara Lewis, who is virtually synonymous with urban booking at WMA, was announced as head of the urban contemporary department – reaffirming a position she already holds.

Goldring has been named head of the international department. He was a promoter in the United Kingdom for 11 years before joining WMA in 2000. The department saw a recent shakeup with the departure of Jorge Pinos, who formed JEP Entertainment Group.

“I’m very pleased that to announce this restructuring and the new responsibilities,” WMA Worldwide Head of Music Peter Grosslight told Pollstar. “We’re all looking forward to an exciting future.”

“Cara, Marc, Tony and David are exceptional agents and have proven themselves as leaders, making them natural fits to run these departments,” Grosslight said. “These promotions further represent our strategy of putting innovative, entrepreneurial people in leadership positions.”

He added, “With the continued consolidation of the industry, it takes a tremendous amount of tenacity and inventive thinking to service our clients in every facet of what the music business has become. With this new leadership team in place, we are not sitting on our laurels, but looking for ways to maximize the breadth of this agency and redefine the very nature of success for our clients.”

Other departments remain as is, with Rick Shipp and Paul Moore in charge of the Nashville office.