Impartial music firm Exceleration Music has marked its first 12 months of enterprise with a raft of recent government hires.
Mike Gillespie joins the corporate as Head of International Gross sales & Retail Advertising and marketing, and can assume accountability for Exceleration’s international gross sales, bodily distribution, and retail advertising.
Gillespie spent over a decade serving as Senior Vice President of Industrial Gross sales at Harmony Music, the place he oversaw the corporate’s gross sales division throughout a interval of progress.
Earlier than that, Gillespie was Vice President of Gross sales Buyer Operations at Common Music Group, and has held administration positions at RED Distribution, Pavement/Zoo Leisure and Relativity Data/Sony Music Group.
He’s an lively member of the Music Enterprise Affiliation (Music Biz), American Administration Affiliation (AMA), and American Society of Composers (ASCAP).
Bela Zecker joins the group as Label Supervisor, chargeable for overseeing day-to-day communication with Exceleration’s label companions and maximizing the potential of its catalogs and releases.
She joins from SoundCloud, the place she was Senior Supervisor, Impartial Label Relation. She has additionally served as Member Relations & Industrial Partnerships Supervisor – Americas at indie rights company Merlin, and undertaken numerous roles over a number of years at indie label Ninja Tune.
Andy Lewis has been appointed Industrial Partnership Supervisor, and can work alongside Darin Soler, Exceleration’s Head of International Advertising and marketing & Industrial Partnerships, to maximise consumption and engagement for Exceleration’s content material, working externally with DSPs and internally throughout the corporate’s group and its rising roster of labels and artists.
Lewis spent 15 years at Sony Music the place he labored in a number of artist advertising, product administration, and international companion growth roles, most lately as Vice President of Associate Growth.
Emma Walker joins as Accounting & Administrative Assistant and might be concerned within the day-to-day functioning of Exceleration’s accounting division, together with royalties and common enterprise administration.
Working throughout the finance group underneath Donna Feeley, Exceleration’s Head of Accounting & Enterprise Administration, Walker’s earlier expertise consists of work throughout a number of industries, together with seven years as an A&R Administration Analyst at RCA Data.
Lastly, David Piechota has additionally joined the finance group as Income & Royalty Administrative Assistant.
Exceleration’s new appointments observe a latest flurry of recent offers, with the corporate saying a strategic partnership with LA indie label SideOneDummy Data in January.
“The experience and keenness [exceleration] carry to the business together with distinctive imaginative and prescient are second to none.”
Mike Gillespie, Head of International Gross sales & Retail Advertising and marketing, stated: “I’m thrilled to affix the group and companions at Exceleration Music, lots of which I’ve had the pleasure of working with through the years.
“The experience and keenness they carry to the business together with distinctive imaginative and prescient are second to none.
“I’m honored to be part of it and sit up for a dynamic future.”
“One in all Exceleration’s guiding ideas is to place individuals first in all that we do.”
Glen Barros, Exceleration
Glen Barros, founding Exceleration Associate, added: “One in all Exceleration’s guiding ideas is to place individuals first in all that we do.
“So, regardless of our fast progress, we’re taking nice care in constructing our group. I can really say that this group – Mike, Bela, Andy, Emma and Dave – completely match the ethos we’re creating right here at Exceleration.
“They create extraordinary expertise to the corporate, all of them exhibit an unimaginable ardour for the music and the individuals behind the music, and so they’re merely nice to work with.
“We’re grateful and excited that they’ve determined to affix the group.”Music Enterprise Worldwide