Warner Bros. Names Taryn Haight Dir./Dance Marketing & Artist Relations; Lauren Lipsay Joins As Manager/Dance Marketing
May 15, 2014 at 8:37 AM (PT)
WARNER BROS. RECORDS expands its Dance Music capabilities with the addition of TARYN HAIGHT, who has been named Dir./Dance Marketing & Artist Relations, and LAUREN LIPSAY, who joins the label as Manager/Dance Marketing. Together, they will be responsible for the development of domestic WBR dance artists as well as selected dance artists coming to the U.S. from WBR and PARLOPHONE offices around the world. HAIGHT and LIPSAY report to EVP/Marketing & Strategy BRIAN HARRIS FRANK.
HAIGHT joins from ULTRA MUSIC, where she was Marketing Manager, working with such artists as BENNY BENASSI, THE BLOODY BEETROOTS, ARAABMUZIK, WOLFGANG GARTNER and others. Prior to ULTRA, she wrote a music column for THE HUFFINGTON POST and also helped launch YOUTUBE’s premium dance network, DANCE ON, serving as Music Supervisor.
LIPSAY is an veteran journalist and strategist in the dance music world, having worked with ROLLING STONE, BILLBOARD, DANCING ASTRONAUT, ELEKTRO and INTHEMIX.
Chairman/CEO CAMERON STRANG noted, “It is our mission to seek out creative excellence wherever it lives, regardless of genre. The level of innovative and exceptional talent within the burgeoning dance music scene is extraordinary, and we continue to deepen our commitment to this rapidly evolving sphere. I am thrilled to welcome TARYN and LAUREN to the WBR team.”
BRIAN FRANK commented, “The dance music culture is unique in our business, and to play in that arena requires specialized insight into the community and immersive expertise in its artists and various subgenres. TARYN and LAUREN bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to their new posts, as we expand our dedicated enclave within WBR to recognize, cultivate, and market remarkable artists creating vital music.”