Eleven Seven Music Group Ups Steve Kline To COO, John Di Maio And Jackie Kajzer To Oversee All Radio Initiatives
New Hires Include AJ Kasen, Angela Burke, Omar Rana, John Rosenfelder, And Perry Schwartz
December 2, 2016 at 2:42 PM (PT)
ELEVEN SEVEN MUSIC GROUP (ESMG) has promoted SVP/Promotions And Marketing STEVE KLINE to COO of the label group, which is also home to sub-labels ELEVEN SEVEN MUSIC, BETTER NOISE RECORDS, FIVE SEVEN MUSIC, MÖTLEY RECORDS and NELSTAR ENTERTAINMENT.
Alternative radio veteran, JOHN DI MAIO joins the ESMG team as VP/Radio Promotion And Marketing. He joins VP/Promotion, JACKIE KAJZER, who is concurrently promoted to jointly oversee all ESMG radio initiatives. They will work together on all campaigns with DI MAIO spearheading ESMG’s FIVE SEVEN MUSIC label roster and KAJZER leading ELEVEN SEVEN MUSIC and BETTER NOISE RECORDS.
Also appointed are AJ KASEN as VP/A&R, ANGELA BURKE as VP/Media Relations, OMAR RANA as SVP/Digital Marketing, JOHN ROSENFELDER as VP/Digital Strategy and Analytics, and PERRY SCHWARTZ as Manager/Streaming and Playlists.
“With the music industry evolving so rapidly, it is an exciting time to be assuming this new role,” KLINE said. “I am grateful to ALLEN [KOVAC] for giving me the incredible opportunity to lead our talented team and execute his forward-thinking vision for the ELEVEN SEVEN MUSIC GROUP.”
"STEVE has been a vital member of our company for 13 years,” KOVAC MEDIA GROUP Founder/CEO ALLEN KOVAC said. “When we set out to build a new label founded on moving from business to business, to business to consumer, STEVE led the movement, working with all the new and old platforms. He is extremely well-liked and respected throughout the industry as a good partner, and has my full support and that of all his co-workers in our LA, NY, and U.K. offices. What a great formula for a COO to take our artists and company to new heights."
“I am proud to work with such a smart and dedicated group of professionals,” KLINE added. “Across new and traditional platforms, this team is uniquely capable of super serving our amazing artists. Together, we have created a label that has become one of the cornerstones of rock music and continue to broaden our rosters into new areas. With an upcoming and diverse slate of amazing music, we expect 2017 to be our biggest and best year yet!”
Reporting to KLINE will be ESMG’s Chief Commercial Officer JOE MCFADDEN and GM/Creative Services, Digital Marketing, Media Relations, Radio Promotions and Tour Marketing ROSE SLANIC.