ADA Ups Orleans To GM, Dietz To VP/Label Development
May 14, 2010 at 2:06 PM (PT)
WMG indie distribution arm ALTERNATIVE DISTRIBUTION ALLIANCE (ADA) has promoted DAVID ORLEANS to GM and AMY DIETZ to VP/Label Development.
In his new role, ORLEANS will work closely with ADA Pres. MITCHELL WOLK in managing all areas of ADA's business including managerial, financial, business development and administrative operations. DIETZ will oversee ADA's label relationships and will work closely with existing labels to facilitate their album releases, sales strategies and overall strategic planning, while cultivating relationships with new label partners.
"DAVID and AMY are outstanding executives and I have tremendous confidence in their abilities to excel in their new and expanded roles," ADA Pres. MITCHELL WOLK said. " With these changes we have solidified a formidable leadership team at ADA that will be responsible for driving forward the expansion of services to our label partners as well as the ongoing evolution of WMG's indie distribution strategy."
"ADA is an incredible organization and I have been lucky to have been here since the beginning to see it build from a startup into one of the leading indie distribution companies in the business," ORLEANS said. "I take a lot of pride in ADA's track record and believe fully in the company's commitment to a core philosophy of the best service to our label partners, which has enabled us to consistently partner with the leading indie labels in the business."
"My work with ADA's amazing label partners has been very rewarding, so I am excited to now have this larger opportunity to expand my role in the company's future success," DIETZ said."As ADA expands the role it plays in the indie business and we focus on providing new services and capabilities, I am certain we will continue to deliver excellent results for every one of our label partners."