Pearl Records Adds Lesly Simon As GM
September 19, 2016 at 2:59 PM (PT)
As ALL ACCESS first reported YESTERDAY (9/19), PEARL RECORDS has tapped LESLY SIMON as GM to work alongside MANDY MCCORMACK. SIMON most recently handled VP/Promotion duties for SONY MUSIC NASHVILLE's ARISTA NASHVILLE imprint before departing in FEBRUARY of this YEAR (NET NEWS 2/24). SIMON's resume includes nearly 20 YEARS in the industry and led her ARISTA NASHVILLE team to more than 40 #1 hits. Congratulate SIMON here.
"What an honor to be a part of this exciting new chapter for GARTH and PEARL RECORDS," said SIMON. "The passion GARTH has for Country music, the music he is making, and the partnerships he is forging is truly amazing. When I sat down with he and MANDY, heard this incredible music, and saw their vision, I knew I had to be a part of this. It's a dream come true to work side by side with GARTH, TRISHA, MANDY, and the entire team, and I can't wait for the world to see and hear what's to come!"
"I've known LESLY for years and have seen the leadership, passion, and excitement she brings to a project," said MCCORMACK, who serves as VP/Radio Promotion & Strategy for GARTH BROOKS and TRISHA YEARWOOD. "She is one of the best, and we are so honored to have her join the team. I'm looking forward to working with her on what I know will be incredibly exciting projects." Reach MCCORMACK here.
BROOKS announced the formation of the label and its promotion team last MONTH, following the expiration of his contract with SONY MUSIC NASHVILLE's RCA NASHVILLE imprint (NET NEWS 8/9). BROOKS has also recently realigned pieces of his support team, signing with WILLIAM MORRIS ENDEAVOR (WME) for booking (NET NEWS 6/2), adding THE GREENROOM PR for publicity to work alongside his existing publicity team at NANCY SELTZER & ASSOCIATES (NET NEWS 7/7), and aligning with SIRIUSXM to launch "THE GARTH CHANNEL" earlier this MONTH (NET NEWS 9/9).