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Moonbug Entertainment Names Courtney Holt Managing Director, Americas

Former Spotify exec will lead the North American commercial team responsible for ‘CoComelon,’ ‘Blippi,’ and other Moonbug brands.

Candle Media’s Moonbug Entertainment has appointed Courtney Holt as its new managing director for the Americas. He fills a position previously held by Andy Yeatman, who is leaving the company for a new, undisclosed opportunity. Holt reports to Moonbug Entertainment founder and CEO René Rechtman.

Holt joined the company this year as the company’s first global head of Music and Strategic Audio Initiatives, responsibilities which will continue in his newly expanded role. In addition, he will now lead the North American commercial team responsible for CoComelon, Blippi and other Moonbug brands. He will also oversee Moonbug’s Originals strategy, which creates and distributes longer-form film and television content through a network of global partners.

“As a parent, I’m inspired by Moonbug’s ability to craft CoComelon, Blippi, and other shows with creativity and care,” said Holt. “Millions of families love these shows because they’re fun and enriching. I’m excited to forge new partnerships and amplify current ones so these shows can resonate with more families in the region.”

“Courtney’s track record in building and scaling media and music programs will be vital to bringing Moonbug’s brands to the next stage,” said Rechtman in making the announcement. “His creativity, passion, and relationships will help us deepen and expand our connection with fans across North America, our biggest market. Andy’s leadership was crucial to our growth in the Americas. We’re grateful for his contributions and wish him the best in his next endeavor.”

Holt previously spent three decades in leadership roles at Spotify, leading their global podcast business, as well as The Walt Disney Company, Viacom and Universal Music Group.

Source: Moonbug Entertainment