Richard Wheeler has been appointed as the head of music partnerships across France Telecom's UK music content partnership and acquisition activity. He joins Orange from Sanctuary Records, where he was most recently the vice-president of digital business development. His career has also included a spell at Jive Records. In his new role, he will work with product and marketing teams to develop music services across all platforms, as well as negotiating contracts with UK music providers. Hayley Lloyd also joins as a music relationship manager. She will work alongside Wheeler to assist in contract negotiations and strategy. Lloyd was previously a consumer public relations manager for Orange. Her career also includes a spell at Golly Slater PR. The pair will both report to Orange's head of entertainment, Gavin Forth.
Orange has strengthened its musical offering with the appointment of a head of music partnerships and music relationship manager.