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Pub Crawling at Kobalt

PUB CRAWLING II: Longtime music publishing media executive Rebekah Alperin has been named SVP Communications and Marketing Worldwide for publisher Kobalt Music Group by CEO/Founder Willard Ahdritz, to whom she’ll report. Alperin will head the company’s new corporate communications department with duties including global PR and media relations, corporate marketing and branding strategy, social marketing and online communications. For the past seven years, she operated her own firm, Alperin Entertainment, with clients including Kobalt, Getty Images, Spirit Music Group and Evergreen Copyrights. Before that, she was head of Universal Music Publishing Group’s Marketing and New Media Department, serving as a liaison with Prince, among others. Kobalt also announced that Merril Wasserman-Serling has been upped to EVP Business Development. (2/23p)