QUICK HITS: AWAL Promotes 2 • Empire +1 Records • FADER Label • Spirit Music Group
AWAL Promotes Two: Aaron Bogucki has been upped to Vice President, Marketing at AWAL based in the UK. Over the past 18 months, Bogucki has been building up AWAL’s global digital marketing and creative content team and forging strategic partnerships with third-party tech platforms.
Bogucki joined AWAL in February 2018 as VP, Digital Marketing. Prior to AWAL, he spent three years in New York as VP, Digital Marketing at Republic Records.
Nicki Shamel has been promoted to AWAL's Vice President, Digital Sales & Account Management, North America. Based in Kobalt’s Los Angeles office, Shamel was previously Senior Director, Digital Sales & Account Management. In the past year, Shamel led the restructure of AWAL’s digital team by doubling it in size to manage the more than 200% growth in monthly streams since her joining the company.
• San Franciso based independent label, distributor, and publisher EMPIRE and New York-based +1 Records have entered a new global partnership. Under the terms of the deal, EMPIRE will distribute and provide label strategy to +1 Records’ roster of artists, including those of +1’s label partner Honeymoon, while +1 will help to further establish EMPIRE’s presence in New York.
• NY-based indie record label FADER Label has added two artists to its roster, singer-songwriters Charlie Burg and Zachary Knowles. This year, FADER Label brought on General Manager Carson Oberg to help lead the direction of the label under co-founder Jon Cohen.
• Independent music publishing company Spirit Music Group has appointed Nancy Matalon to Vice President, A&R; promoted Melanie Santa Rosa to Senior Vice President, Global Administration; and appointed Tamar Wax to Senior Director, Film/TV.