ASCAP Ups George-Middleton, LeMone To SVP, Membership
January 19, 2016 at 12:47 PM (PT)
ASCAP has promoted NICOLE GEORGE-MIDDLETON and SHAWN LeMONE to Senior Vice President Membership, reporting directly to ASCAP EVP Membership JOHN TITTA.
Since joining ASCAP in 2008, GEORGE-MIDDLETON has nurtured and signed some of ASCAP’s top talent, including DRAKE, KENDRICK LAMAR and FETTY WAP, while increasing the organization’s Rhythm & Soul market share. She has recently been part of a senior initiative exploring ways that ASCAP Membership can best serve its members, creating ASCAP’s "Women Behind The Music" series, GRAMMY nominees event, and was honored by BILLBOARD as a top Woman in Music in 2011. She previously held positions at JIVE RECORDS and the MIDDLETON LAW GROUP, receiving her J.D. at BROOKLYN LAW SCHOOL and a B.A. from the UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA. She will continue to lead the Rhythm & Soul membership team and will now oversee the Symphonic and Concert team, managed by Vice President Concert Music CIA TOSCANINI.
As head of Film & TV for more than six years, LeMONE has attracted and developed today’s most acclaimed and sought-after composers in audio-visual media, including JOHANN JOHANNSSON ("Sicaro," "The Theory Of Everything"), DAVID VANACORE ("Survivor," "The Apprentice"), MARK WILLIAMS ("Who Wants to Be A Millionaire") and JEFF LIPPENCOTT ("Master Chef," "Shark Tank"), among many others. During that time he increased ASCAP’s Film & TV market share while working with composers for video games and audio-visual streaming. Prior to joining ASCAP in 1995, LeMONE worked with the DIRECTORS GUILD OF AMERICA and WRITERS GUILD OF AMERICA, and earned his B.A. from UCLA. He will continue his stewardship of ASCAP’s Film & TV department in his new role, and now also oversee ASCAP’s Musical Theater and Cabaret team, led by VP Music Theater MICHAEL KERKER.
Commented ASCAP's TITTA: “NICOLE and SHAWN are tremendously talented executives and have provided outstanding leadership to their teams over the last few years. Both are to be congratulated for building the relationships that have enabled ASCAP to work with the most in-demand songwriters and composers in the world. Their expanded roles will ensure that ASCAP continues to attract, nurture and best serve the top talent in all genres.”