Industry Moves UK: Bebo Hires Ex-MTVN Exec Gambino As Music VP, Gets Serious About Songs

Bebo has just hired former MTVN exec Angel Gambino to a new position of VP-music as the social networking site looks to rival MySpace in the music space. Gambino was, until January, VP commercial, strategy and digital media for Viacom in the UK, where she worked across 11 channels, and was previously controller of business development and emerging platforms at the BBC. At Bebo, she will be responsible for global music strategy, products and partnerships.

At her own blog, Gambino, who will be London-based, said “lucky me” and reproduced the press announcement, which says she will help “artists and labels to harness the power of Bebo