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AWAL Restructures Global Team – Billboard

AWAL has introduced the launch of a newly structured world staff that can give attention to viewers improvement.

London primarily based Aaron Bogucki is transferring from his function as vp, advertising to the brand new place of worldwide head of viewers improvement to spearhead the division. Bogucki will report collectively to Paul Trueman, normal supervisor, U.Okay. & worldwide and president, North America Ron Cerrito.

AWAL’s new viewers improvement staff will focus on figuring out, focusing on and fascinating artists’ audiences in addition to growing and executing digital-focused methods and fan-focused advertising initiatives. The staff will work with AWAL’s frontline advertising, inventive and catalog groups.

Bogucki mentioned, “Having been part of AWAL’s unbelievable development and success over the previous 4 years, I can confidently say we’re on to one thing actually distinctive and particular. With the extent of high quality artists on the roster and the expertise in our viewers improvement groups, I’m excited to proceed our inventive, disruptive audience-first method to artist improvement globally.”

Trueman added, “AWAL’s International Viewers Growth division offers us a singular alternative to re-draw how viewers improvement and digital advertising are approached.  I can’t consider anybody with higher expertise and confirmed success in each the UK and US digital markets than Aaron to ship this world imaginative and prescient.”

Cerrito additionally added, “Unifying our digital advertising groups underneath Aaron’s management aligns completely with our company-wide focus to interact with music followers the place they reside, slightly than the place the artist is from. This new construction will assist us improve collaboration and maximise the abilities of our digital marketeers all over the world. Aaron’s distinctive perspective and expertise from having labored in each North America and the UK, make him the best govt to run this world staff.”


Brokers Matthew Morgan, Buster Philipps and Marissa Smith have left WME to hitch UTA, in accordance a report in Selection.

At UTA, the brokers will be part of Scott Clayton, who left WME final month to function co-head of UTA together with Dave Zedeck and Sam Kirby Yoh.

Morgan and Phillips left CAA in late 2017 — just some days after Clayton left the company — to work at WME. Morgan’s WME shoppers at embody Lizzo, Zac Brown Band and Michael Franti. It’s unclear which shoppers, if any, will be part of the brokers at UTA.


Andrew Barth, chairman of the Board of Governing Trustees at American Ballet Theatre, has introduced the appointment of Janet Rollé to the place of CEO and govt director at American Ballet Theatre. Her appointment can be efficient on Jan. 3, 2022.

Rollé joins ABT from Parkwood Leisure, the media and administration firm based by entertainer and entrepreneur Beyoncé, the place she served as normal supervisor since 2016. Rollé led all enterprise operations for the corporate, which homes departments in music, movie, video, reside efficiency and live performance manufacturing, artist administration, enterprise improvement, advertising, digital, inventive, philanthropy and publicity.

Whereas at Parkwood, Rollé served as affiliate producer of Beyoncé’s efficiency on the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Pageant, the Emmy Award-nominated Homecoming: A Movie By Beyoncé, which documented the Coachella efficiency, and the OTR II Tour. She was additionally an govt producer of Beyoncé’s musical movie Black Is King.


The F-Record for Music has introduced the appointment of Brix Smith as their new president, persevering with the corporate’s mission to lift consciousness of feminine and gender minority creatives inside the music business.

By using a listing of U.Okay.-based feminine and gender minority musicians, songwriters and composers, the staff guarantees to carry consideration to artists in teams which are in any other case missing in occasion and pageant line-ups.

“Many occasions or pageant organisers wish to promote feminine artists however don’t understand how or the place to search out them outdoors of their very own community,” mentioned the corporate in a press release. “The F-Record solves this downside. With over 5 thousand skilled musicians throughout all genres of music, and rising every day, this listing makes it simple to seek for, and uncover an excellent range of expertise. And as extra ladies add their music and knowledge onto the positioning it is going to continue to grow as a useful resource, like a wiki for UK feminine musicians. It’s utterly free for feminine, trans and gender minority inclusive musicians to enroll to.”

Smith, who will substitute Anoushka Shankar as president for the 2021/2022 time span, added, “I’ll endeavour to lift as a lot consciousness as attainable whereas persevering with to combat the nice combat musically and to stage the taking part in area as soon as and for all. I imagine that being a lady is my superpower. So, let’s harness all our superpowers and alter the panorama.”


The Nation Music Corridor of Fame and Museum has promoted Alaina Fouse to director of operations and sustainability and elevated Bret Pelizzari to inventive design director.

As director of operations and sustainability, Fouse will head every day operational actions together with dock operations, housekeeping, occasion and public programming set-up and worker volunteering. She additionally offers key oversight of the museum’s ongoing sustainability efforts to cut back waste and decrease its carbon footprint.

As inventive design director, Pelizzari will oversee the museum’s design staff. He beforehand served as senior graphic designer, inventive design supervisor and most just lately senior inventive design supervisor.


Play It Once more Music Group (PIA Music Group) has introduced the promotion of Alyssa Ramsey to venture supervisor, artist improvement. Ramsey, who can be accountable for overseeing campaigns for Dylan Marlowe and Walker Montgomery, will report back to PIA Music Group founder Dallas Davidson.

“Alyssa’s ardour for serving artists and their music will serve her nicely on this new function!  She helps make PIA Leisure a stronger staff,” says Davidson.

Ramsey graduated from the College of Texas in 2019 with a bachelor of science in promoting and adopted her ardour for Texas nation/purple filth artists. She has expertise in touring, company sponsorships, advertising and occasion planning.

Play It Once more Music Group consists of PIA Publishing, label/publishing/artist administration division PIA Leisure and the just lately launched publishing firm Double Down Music, which features a three way partnership with Triple Play Music.

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