CONCORD MUSIC ANNOUNCES WORLDWIDE PUBLISHING CREATIVE TEAM
Subsequent to the announcement last month of a consolidated Concord Music publishing business, the executive team has now appointed the company's global A&R team. Led by Executive Vice President of Worldwide Creative in London, Kim Frankiewicz, Concord Music's newly integrated publishing creative team will have representatives around the world.
"We pooled a wondrous amount of talent when Imagem Music Group, Bicycle Music Company, and Razor & Tie Publishing joined forces." says EVP Kim Frankiewicz. "As a result, we've now merged the best in the industry and have a truly outstanding international A&R team."
Kim Frankiewicz began her career in music management in her native Australia where she worked with INXS and The Models at MMA Management. Within a few years, she had been promoted to Managing Director of their publishing division, MMA Music Publishing. In 1997, Kim moved to New York where she took up the position of VP of International at Universal Music Publishing, transferring to the London office in 2000. In 2012 she joined Imagem as Managing Director for Imagem Music UK, signing and resigning artists and writers including Daft Punk, Kaiser Chiefs, Mark Ronson, Cathy Dennis, and Justin Parker as well as being instrumental in administration deals such as with Pink Floyd Music Publishing.
Concord Music Chief Publishing Executive, Jake Wisely, comments on Frankiewicz's appointment, "I'm thrilled to be reunited with Kim in the merger of Bicycle, Imagem, and Razor & Tie's publishing businesses, finding a friend from my own time at UMPG. She is the obvious choice to lead an international team and to ensure Concord Music not only cares for great songs and songwriters of the past but is building a roster and catalog for the future."
Frankiewicz's staff in the UK includes Harri Davies and Ed Poston, Senior Creative, Olly Manhi, Creative Manager, and in Berlin, Leo Chantzaras, Senior International Creative.
Jeremy Yohai will work out of Concord Music's New York office as Head of Creative (US), reporting to Kim Frankiewicz. Prior to joining Concord, Jeremy was the VP of Global A&R at Downtown Music Publishing where he oversaw the worldwide A&R staff, new artist signings, and the Downtown roster which included Andrew Wyatt/Miike Snow, Santigold, and pop writers/producers Rock Mafia, Shea Taylor, and Sacha Skarbek, among others. Before joining Downtown, Jeremy worked in Creative Services at ASCAP.
Reporting to Yohai will be Michelle Fantus, Senior Creative Director (NY), and Grace Adeyemo, Creative Manager (LA). Yohai and Frankiewicz will co-manage Creative Consultant Anna Carpenter (NY).
Working from the Concord Music offices in Beverly Hills and reporting to Kim Frankiewicz, Tom DeSavia has been brought onto the team as Senior Vice President of Artist Relations and Creative. DeSavia's most recent position was as Head of Creative Services and A&R for indie publisher SONGS Music Publishing, where he oversaw all artist relations for the company, as well as A&R for a large stable of the publisher's roster. Prior to joining SONGS, DeSavia worked at Notable Music and ASCAP.
Michael Pizzuto works from Concord Music's Beverly Hills office where he has a hybrid role as Senior Vice President of Creative and Synchronization, reporting to Kim Frankiewicz in his A&R capacity. Among his eclectic range of signings are alternative and pop artists and writers Marilyn Manson, Tyler Bates, Ben Cooper (Radical Face), Tim Delaughter (Polyphonic Spree), among others. Michael started at Bicycle Music in 2008. Prior to that, Michael had a similar role as Creative Director of A&R and Synchronization at Stage Three Music.
Based in Concord Music's new Nashville offices, Brad Kennard will serve as Vice President of Creative and will report to Kim Frankiewicz. Before transitioning to the integrated Concord team, Kennard served as Vice President of A&R at Razor & Tie Music Publishing in Nashville, which is now wholly owned by Concord Music. RTMP has been home to a hit-producing catalog including #1's, Blake Shelton's "God Gave Me You" (Dave Barnes), Jake Owen's "Alone with You" (Catt Gravitt), Tyler Farr's #1 "Whiskey in My Water", Randy Houser's "We Went", and Philip Phillips' multi-platinum #1, "Home" (Greg Holden), and others. Prior to Razor & Tie, Kennard spent two years as VP of A&R at Big Yellow Dog Music.
Jen Duke, Creative Manager, will report to Kennard.