Moonbug promotes music chief Courtney Holt to lead US division as Andy Yeatman departs

Courtney Holt (Source: Moonbug/Courtney Holt)

Moonbug Entertainment has promoted Courtney Holt as managing director, Americas, taking over from Andy Yeatman, who is exiting the company.

Holt will lead the commercial teams in North America at the Candle Media-backed kids’ entertainment firm, overseeing brands such CoComelon and Blippi in the region.

He will report to René Rechtman, founder and CEO of Moonbug Entertainment, and fills the role previously held by Yeatman, who is departing a to-be-announced new opportunity.

Holt will oversee Moonbug’s originals strategy, creating and distributing longer form film and television content through a network of global partners. Holt joined Moonbug earlier this year as the company’s first global head of music and strategic audio initiatives and will retain these responsibilities in his newly expanded role.

Prior to Moonbug, Holt spent three decades in leadership roles at Spotify, where he led the global podcast business, as well as The Walt Disney Company, Viacom, and Universal Music Group.

“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.

“His creativity, passion and relationships will help us deepen and expand our connection with fans across North America, our biggest market.”

Commenting on Yeatman’s departure, Rechtman added:“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.”

Richard Hickey will meanwhile continue to lead the creative teams globally, including North America.

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