BMG/Primary Wave Names Ira Sallen COO
October 7, 2013 at 3:48 PM (PT)
BMG/PRIMARY WAVE LABEL SERVICES has named IRA SALLEN as its COO, reports BILLBOARD. a 20-year veteran of BMG who departed in 2009 for WTW ASSOCIATES, SALLEN will oversee business development, acquisitions and liaising between BMG's corporate office and PRIMARY WAVE
"I’ve known IRA for 14 years," BMG/PRIMARY WAVE LABEL SERVICES CEO LARRY MESTEL said in a statement, "and I knew he would be a natural fit as COO of our new label services because our vision and way of thinking are completely aligned. By partnering PRIMARY WAVE’s marketing power with a major like BMG, we now have a full-service label and ability to sign iconic artists, who are looking for change and creative freedom with their music."
"I am thrilled to have the opportunity to work again with LARRY and the BMG/PRIMARY WAVE team," SALLEN said. "I believe we have a great opportunity in front of us and with the combined resources of both companies, we are providing a unique, full-service label alternative to the artist."