Trauma 2 Records Debuts; Ted Field, Rob Kahane, Thomas E. van Dell Oversee
Mike Jacobs, Dawn Hood, David Jacobs Head Promo
August 6, 2012 at 11:30 AM (PT)
RADAR PICTURES LLC has announced the debut of TRAUMA 2 RECORDS, LLC, a division of RADAR PICTURES, LLC. Founded by music industry veterans TED FIELD (INTERSCOPE CEO), ROB KAHANE (TRAUMA RECORDS) (Pres., TRAUMA 2 RECORDS) and THOMAS E. van DELL (UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP) (COO, RADAR/TRAUMA2), as part of the new 360 model with RADAR PICTURES that is integrating the platforms of music, film and television.
This cross-platform approach enables the company to sign music artists and break them through its television and film capabilities. Once they are signed to TRAUMA 2, artists may expect not just placement of their music in RADAR's films and television shows but also the development of specific TV and film properties appropriate to their image and designed to make them multi-media stars. This may include reality TV shows, small music related films built around them, and, when appropriate and when their acting ability permits, roles in larger films or television series RADAR may be producing.
This cross-platform approach enables the company to sign music artists and break them through its television and film capabilities.
TED FIELD stated, "The team that RADAR has put together is capable of crossing artists into more than one entertainment vertical. Few companies are currently thinking this way and RADAR has a close knit, nimble staff that communicates about opportunities between divisions in real time on an ongoing basis. I'm particularly excited about this integrated multi-platform approach."
TRAUMA 2 RECORDS has completed a deal with JAY BOBERG for distribution through INGROOVES FONTANA that includes upstreaming to UNIVERSAL REPUBLIC.
Veteran Promo Staff Assembled
Joining as SVP/Promotion will be longtime company friend and promotion veteran, MIKE JACOBS, most recently with FEARLESS. "I am so excited for the opportunity to go back to the deep end of the pool and return to the site of some of the best moments of my career; TRAUMA (2) with ROB, where we also have way too much fun.
"I also have such respect for TED as a pioneer with INTERSCOPE and DEATH ROW, where I was also involved with the first two Rock records (NIN and PRIMUS). With the new model that TED, ROB and TOM have created, we will have huge successes and break new ground again."
Joining JACOBS as part of the promotion team will be DAWN HOOD, from SONY/RED as VP/Promotion and DAVID JACOBS, from FEARLESS, as VP/West Coast Promotion.