Since beginning at Epic, Foster has developed an inventory of credit spanning work with R&B artist Giveon and main the digital advertising technique for 21 Savage and Metro Boomin’s chart-topping album Savage Mode 2. Before becoming a member of the label, he held advertising positions at Warner Music Group, Combs Enterprises, Exposure and Universal Motown Records — the place he kicked off his profession as an intern.
“My choice to affix Epic might by no means have anticipated the modifications that the label, to not point out the nation and the entire world, would undergo over the course of 2020 and now 2021,” stated Mr. Foster. “I’m grateful for the steering and recommendation supplied to me by Sylvia Rhone, Rick Sackheim and Dave Bell. I’ve discovered from all of them throughout this unforgettable time, and it’s solely the start.”
iHeartMedia has introduced the appointment of two executives to presidential roles, with Kevin Legrett as the brand new president of iHeartMedia sports activities and Alexis Ginas as president of the L.A. area.
LeGrett has been with the audio media firm since 2010, most lately as Division President and President of the L.A. Region. His new position will see him working to coordinate iHeartMedia’s sports activities property throughout all their audio platforms, striving to maximise their impression for listeners, companions and purchasers. “I’m excited to harness the ability of iHeartMedia Sports for purchasers, companions, and our native markets whereas increasing our choices and main place all through the sports activities trade, constructing on our distinctive place in each audio and sports activities,” LeGrett stated in an announcement.
Taking on LeGrett’s former position as L.A. Region President is Ginas. The Emmy Award-winning media and expertise govt joins iHeartMedia Los Angeles from Madison Valley, a media and expertise consulting follow that she based. She will report back to LeGrett in her new place. “I’m thrilled to affix iHeartMedia’s revered Los Angeles staff,” she stated. “iHeartMedia Los Angeles is residence to among the most influential manufacturers, expertise and occasions in music, information and leisure, however what actually drives its success are the gifted individuals who work there. I’m proud to now be one in every of them.”
In between engaged on the brand new “Gossip Girl” reboot’s soundtrack, Heavy Duty Projects has named two new executives to tackle management roles inside the visible media music studio. Tom Cathcart will lead Heavy Duty’s enlargement “through a hub in London,” whereas Amanda Yamate will take the lead on the movie/television unique rating division.
The new hires comes as the corporate units in movement a serious enlargement initiative, with plans to “set up itself within the aggressive world of movie and TV scoring,” the press launch reads. “Adding Tom in London and Amanda in Los Angeles are essential components of the plan to construct on our momentum, not simply within the work we do for manufacturers however throughout all types of media,” stated Josh Kessler, founding accomplice and CEO of Heavy Duty. “Both are good suits for Heavy Duty; they’re gifted, passionate and completely in sync with the place we’re going.”
Alongside the appointments of Cathcart and Yamate, the signing on of composer Ariel Rechtshaid to attain the “Gossip Girl” reboot is an extra energy transfer for the corporate’s development plans. Yamate will straight help Rechtshaid of their new position, in the meantime Cathcart will work to construct Heavy Duty’s popularity within the trade.
“It’s been unimaginable to work alongside the superb expertise at Heavy Duty, a staff that shares my passions for pushing the boundaries of rating and composition,” Yamate stated. “This form of work requires nice teamwork and collaboration, which has all the time been one in every of Heavy Duty’s robust fits. Our focus will all the time be find out how to inform the story finest by music.”
Milo Pacheco has been named basic supervisor/head of promoting for S-Curve Records, which has been relaunched as a three way partnership with Disney Music Group. He was beforehand senior vp of Marketing at S-Curve/BMG the place he led campaigns for artists like AJR, Andy Grammer, Leslie Odom Jr., and We The Kings.
In his new position, he’ll report back to S-Curve president and founder Steve Greenberg, who stated Pacheco has been “integral” to the label’s success. “His eager advertising expertise, mixed with a deep information and keenness for music, have led him to a management position in all the things we do,” Greenberg stated. “Milo understands artists and their groups, expertly serving to them to actualize their inventive imaginative and prescient and produce their music to the general public.”
Before becoming a member of S-Curve/BMG, Pacheco held senior advertising roles at Columbia Records, Crush Management and Island Records. In these positions he added artists spanning Fall Out Boy, Raphael Saadiq, Train, PJ Harvey, Boys Like Girls, Big Time Rush and Lionel Richie to his design and advertising resume.
Warner Music Australia’s govt staff continues to evolve underneath its chief Dan Rosen.
The music main recruits advertising skilled Christina Erskine from the long-lasting Sydney Opera House, the place she most lately served as director of engagement and led the corporate’s inside advertising, communications, and strategic occasions groups.
During an eight-year stint with the Opera House, Erskine tackled a number of senior roles, together with basic supervisor of promoting. At WMA, she’ll function senior VP advertising & promotions Australasia.
In one other coup for the music big, completed artist supervisor Cathy Oates is tapped as head of promoting, Australian artists, a task that sees her guiding the corporate’s home and worldwide Australian artist advertising technique.
It’s an sudden main label return for Oates, who final served with EMI again within the late 2000s, culminating in her appointment as head of Capitol Records.
Through her administration and consulting firm Original Matters, which launched in 2006, Oates guides the careers of one-time ARIA Award feminine artist of the 12 months Megan Washington, Kira Puru, and Alex the Astronaut and others. Oates performed an essential, early position managing Dean Lewis and Angus & Julia Stone, each ARIA Award-winning acts with worldwide careers.
The WMA modifications proceed with Dan Ellis named head of promoting – worldwide artists, with duties for Warner Music Group’s worldwide roster in Australia, whereas WMA veteran Anne Combe turns into head of promoting – strategic.
New to the corporate is Rich Wiles, who most-recently served as Head of Digital for BBC Studios ANZ, with duties for the digital content material and advertising technique throughout a number of platforms.
The appointments are the newest shakeup by Dan Rosen, who was appointed President of Warner Music Australasia earlier within the 12 months, following a decade main ARIA and PPCA as CEO.
“This is a key milestone within the evolution of our staff at WM Australasia,” he explains. “Cathy, Chris and Rich carry a variety of expertise and considering to the corporate and are all enormously revered figures all through the music enterprise and the broader leisure sector,” he continues. “They recognise the essential position that music performs in shaping tradition and the duties that include that.” Together, enthuses Rosen, “we’re going to work with our artists to take their music to the world and join with followers in ever extra new and modern methods”.
Earlier, Rosen introduced the corporate’s industrial division can be mixed with the model & sync staff, and the unification of the advertising and promotions groups. – Lars Brandle
NoSundays, a full-service artist, producer, athlete and artistic administration firm was introduced Wednesday (July 14) by managing companions Mike Huaynate, Andrew Mishko and Tyler Niles, who’re joined by supervisor Jill Irvine. The firm will try to develop life-long careers and lasting legacies for his or her shopper roster, which incorporates expertise like 24HRS, The Drums, ekkstacy, bestfriend, Nick Waterhouse, MadeinTYO and Jacob Munk & Tiggi.
All three managing companions are longtime music trade managers, every bringing with them years of expertise climbing the “proverbial ladder” of success. They really feel this makes them extra outfitted to help their artists as they perceive what they’re going by as a way to obtain their musical targets. “Because we all know what it’s wish to be out on the street, to stay on a bus, to go away residence for months at a time, and to be within the studio each night time for weekends on finish till 5 a.m., we’re in a novel place to assist usher our artists by one of the crucial difficult climates the music trade has weathered,” Huaynate, Mishko and Niles stated in a joint assertion.
Niles is an intern turned director of administration from Indie-Pop Music, the place he oversaw the entire corporations managers and labored in budgeting, touring and mission administration. NoSundays will not be his first entrepreneurial enterprise; in reality, the coronavirus pandemic impressed his creation of LiveAesthetic, a tech session enterprise geared towards serving to artists transition to live-streamed digital performances. Huayante, in the meantime, additionally started his music trade profession with an internship. Starting out as a Warner Records, he constructed a profession managing artists like MadeinTYO, 24HRS and the Private Club Collective.
Mishko brings a profession in touring to the staff, having labored on excursions for artists comparable to M83, Ryan Bingham, Cobra Starship, The Joy Formidable and extra. He later began managing one in every of his touring purchasers — The Drums — and has been managing names like Nick Waterhouse, Brevin Kim, Cornelia Murr, Ekkstacy and producer Jacob Munk ever since. The three trade execs now staff as much as put their expertise and expertise towards NoSundays.
“We are immensely grateful for the gifted artists who’re trusting and becoming a member of us on this new chapter, and sit up for serving to them additional their visions and obtain all of their aspirations,” they stated.
ICM Partners/Primary Talent International has a brand new live shows agent in Beckie Sugden, who joins from her most up-to-date publish at X-ray Touring.
The skilled touring agent involves ICM Partners with a powerful credit score record, which incorporates Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals, Russ, Noname, Mick Jenkins, T-Pain, Ghostemane, Mac Ayres, Soulection, Joe Kay and extra. It was this work within the live performance trade that landed Sugden on the 2021 Billboard International Power Players record.
“I’m extraordinarily proud to signify among the most distinctive and floor breaking artists round and I sit up for persevering with our work collectively using the unimaginable breath of assets ICM has to supply as artist’s profession change into extra multi-dimensional than ever,” Sugden stated in an announcement.
“I’m completely thrilled to be becoming a member of the staff at ICM/Primary, bringing my 15 years of expertise to an already stellar worldwide staff,” Sugden stated. “As all of us start to rebuild from the ashes of the pandemic there appears like no higher time to affix such a progressive, consultant and forward-thinking firm.”
Primary Talent International partnered with ICM Partners again in March 2020, putting Matt Bates on the helm. Bates, who was named Head of International/Europe of the mixed entities in February 2021, stated “Beckie is an agent whose popularity within the trade precedes her. She has an thrilling and various roster and we’re excited to welcome her into the ICM/Primary household.”
Following the reimagining of its Country and Alternative codecs final 12 months, Audacy has introduced a brand new staff of executives as a part of the corporate’s reconstruction of its Top 40 programming. Brain Kelly will head the Top 40 Programming staff as Audacy Top 40 format captain, whereas numerous individuals have been named regional vps of programming and regional Top 40 model managers.
The new regional vps of Programming embody DJ Buck (WZMX/Hartford); Tom “Jammer” Naylor (WEZB/New Orleans); Nathan Graham (WTDY/Philadelphia); Sue O’Neil (WKSE/Buffalo) and Todd Cavanah (B96/Chicago). As for the brand new Top 40 model managers, Erik Bradley (B96/Chicago); Michael “Big Mic” Buhrman (KSFM/Sacramento); Mike Danger (WPXY/Rochester); Mike “OD” O’Donnell (WKRZ/Wilkes Barre-Scranton) and Molly Cruz (WXSS/Milwaukee) be a part of the combo of recent hires.
Audacy’s worker shifts aren’t fairly over but; with the rollout of two new nationwide Top 40 reveals, hosted by Julia Lepidi and Josh “Bru” Brubaker, their Top 40 realignment methods proceed.
The firm’s Top 40 changes have been initiated for a large number of causes, in accordance with a one-sheet despatched by Audacy. Not solely do they consider Top 40 is on the “epicenter of tradition,” in addition they really feel, having studied the impression of their nation and various format improvements, that the best expertise and management is in place for his or her Top 40 plans to achieve success.
Audacy will proceed implementing analysis and airplay/streaming information and investing in native morning present expertise, however say that going ahead, they will implement new Programming options and work to create extra compelling content material.