Howie Pivar Joins Warner Bros. As VP/Top 40 Promotion
April 6, 2012 at 9:56 AM (PT)
After a successful multi-year run in UNIVERSAL REPUBLIC's Nat'l. Promotion Dept., HOWIE PIVAR heads to WARNER BROS. RECORDS as VP/Top 40 Promotion, reporting to SVP/Promotion PETER GRAY.
GRAY told ALL ACCESS, "As the WARNER BROS. RECORDS Promotion Department continues to grow, it's a thrill to welcome HOWIE PIVAR to our team. HOWIE's consistent and thoughtful approach to promoting artists and their music make him the perfect teammate to our Top 40 department head DAVE DYER and format VP JOSH REICH.
"HOWIE joins us as VP/Top 40 Promotion and will work in our LOS ANGELES headquarters. This role marks his return to WARNER MUSIC GROUP, as HOWIE spent six years with ATLANTIC RECORDS before moving into national promotion with UNIVERSAL REPUBLIC RECORDS -- where he crafted winning pop breakthrough campaigns for TAYLOR SWIFT, ENRIQUE IGLESIAS, COLBIE CAILLAT, JESSIE J, NICKI MINAJ, DRAKE and others."
PIVAR explained to ALL ACCESS, "This is a special moment for me and my family. Having the opportunity to join a label with the rich history of WARNER BROS. RECORDS -- from their legendary L.A. headquarters -- excites me beyond measure. I am grateful to PETER for offering me a chance to work alongside his talented staff; and look forward to partnering with DAVE & JOSH in our crusade at Top 40 radio."
HOWIE starts in his new position immediately, and can be reached at Howie.Pivar@wbr.com and (818) 953-3732 an on AIM at wbpivar.