VH1's Mike Kaufman has joined Clear Channel Entertainment as head of television development for Europe with a brief to create music-themed broadcast properties. Kaufman was previously in charge of production at VH1 UK and also worked as news editor at MTV Europe and as a news producer at Sky. Other projects he has worked on include documentaries about artists including Courtney Love, Pink Floyd and The Rolling Stones.
"We are striving to be the most innovative artist and consumer promotion company in Europe," said Michael Rapino, chief executive of Clear Channel Music International. "This new addition to the team will strengthen our aim. Mike's expertise allows us to create and produce music-themed broadcast properties to maximise potential for each of our festivals, concerts and customised artist and corporate properties." –Bob Grossweiner and Jane Cohen