[PIAS] Sets U.S. Expansion
March 31, 2016 at 8:11 AM (PT)
[PIAS] has announced details of its expanded operations in the U.S., including a number of key staff appointments, the launch of a LOS ANGELES base, and a new agreement with RED sales and distribution. Following the company’s recent acquisition of independent classical, jazz and world music label group HARMONIA MUNDI, [PIAS] now has dedicated offices in NEW YORK and LOS ANGELES.
MATTHEW OWEN has been named as GM of the HARMONIA MUNDI team in LOS ANGELES with the WEST COAST office becoming a hub for the company’s Classical and Jazz repertoire.
The [PIAS] office in NEW YORK will continue to be overseen by GM SEAN MAXSON, and has also made a number of key staff appointments. ALLAN BENEDICT will oversee radio promotions as National Radio Promotion Manager after joining the company from THE SYNDICATE. Also joining is SALLY HEDBERG as National Publicity Manager.
Managing Dir. EDWIN SCHRÖTER said, “The U.S. expansion of [PIAS] including our new WEST COAST office, a growing label roster and a new team in L.A. reinforces our commitment to sensibly grow our presence in NORTH AMERICA. In SEAN and MATTHEW we have two highly experienced executives who together with their specialist teams will add real weight to both our U.S. and global offering. Our alliance and close relationship with the RED team will provide a unique combination of dedicated specialist expertise and independent label culture with marketing and sales leverage for the great roster of independent labels we will be working with.”