On the Move: Sonos, Vine, and Vevo

On the Move tracks hires, promotions, and other notable personnel changes within the online audio industry.

Marc Whitten is departing his position as chief product officer at Sonos. He leaves the audio company after two years as a result of Sonos restructuring the company. After making its name in high-quality home speakers, the company recently announced a pivot to focus more on subscription streaming and voice controls.

Hannah Donovan is joining social network Vine as its new general manager. Donovan has a long work history in product and design for music-focused properties. She was on the teams behind social music site This Is My Jam and fan subscription service Drip, as well as stints with Last.fm and Ripchord. Her presence at Vine could potentially signal a new interest in developing musical applications at the looping video network.

Vevo promoted J.P. Evangelista to vice president of content and programming. In this capacity, he will be working with labels to secure access to music videos and other visual content for the platform. This is the latest of several high-level hires at Vevo in recent months, and the company has also been making a series of updates and changes to its core service.


Anna Washenko