Starbucks VP/Music Don MacKinnon Steps Down
March 3, 2006 at 3:46 PM (PT)
Citing personal reasons, STARBUCKS CORP. VP/Music DON MacKINNON, who ran the company's HEAR MUSIC division, has resigned. STARBUCKS ENTERTAINMENT is currently searching for a replacement for MacKINNON, who had been the head of the music group since STARBUCKS bought his HEAR MUSIC stores in 1999. Six of the 77 people in the entertainment division will also be moving.
Additionally, the company's music group is moving from SEATTLE to LOS ANGELES in order to be closer to record companies and musicians.