Chris Moradi has joined music trade writer-producer administration firm Hallwood Media as Senior Vice President, Promotion & Licensing.
Moradi joins Hallwood from Interscope Geffen A&M Data, the place he spent 22 years on the label group, most lately main Nationwide High 40 Radio Promotion.
It was at IGA that Moradi was first launched to Hallwood Media founder and CEO Neil Jacobson.
Neil Jacobson was the long-time President of Geffen Data in Los Angeles, earlier than exiting the UMG label in 2019 and launching Hallwood Media in 2020.
Hallwood Media’s writer-producer roster consists of Jeff Bhasker (Kanye West, Bruno Mars), Murda Beatz (Drake, Ariana Grande, Migos), David Stewart (BTS, Jonas Brothers), IAmTash (Pop Smoke), Yung Dza (Cardi B), Bipolar Sunshine (DJ Snake, Beyonce), Seaside Noise (Kendrick Lamar, Child Keem) and Brendan O’Brien (Pearl Jam, Bruce Springsteen).
In its first yr, Hallwood Media achieved three Billboard Sizzling 100 No. 1’s – Cardi B’s Up, produced by Serbia-based producer Yung Dza, BTS’ Dynamite, co-written and produced by the London-based David Stewart and Jessica Agombar, and Polo G’s Rapstar, co-written by Murda Beatz.
Hallwood Media says that right now’s announcement “is the most recent in numerous strategic govt hires that has nicely positioned Jacobson’s administration firm for fulfillment in right now’s shifting music financial system.”
In January 2021, Jacobson deliberate to boost $200 million through an IPO on the New York Inventory Change.
In February, he was profitable in taking his SPAC, The Music Acquisition Company [TMAC], public in a $230m IPO.
“Chris has been one in every of my favourite executives for a really very long time.”
Neil Jacobson, Hallwood Media
Neil Jacobson, Hallwood Media founder and CEO, stated: “Chris has been one in every of my favourite executives for a really very long time.
“His expertise, particularly with understanding the best way to promote music in its most rudimentary kind is what units him aside.
“As all the trade shifts, particularly because it pertains to music discovery and licensing, realizing the best way to articulate the weather of what our producers, songwriters and their music do to a complete new set of music customers on the wholesale stage can be each a profit to them and to our unimaginable clientele.
“As I’ve stated earlier than, ‘Licensing is the brand new Radio’ – and we’re bringing in probably the greatest radio individuals on this planet to drive that shift.”
“right now new music discovery can come from wherever.”
Chris Moradi, added: “Radio promotion has been the driving power for brand spanking new music discovery for many years and whereas it stays an necessary a part of an artist’s journey, right now new music discovery can come from wherever.
“By making use of promotion insights to TV, movie, gaming, streaming, social media and its influencers, we are going to guarantee Hallwood’s world class steady of producers and songwriters get each alternative to be heard. I need to thank Neil for this chance, he’s a visionary dealmaker and I look ahead to working with him to assist bend audiences nearer to the artwork.
“I additionally need to thank my Interscope household – John Janick, Brenda Romano, Chris Lopes and Nino Cuccinello – for permitting me to assist form tradition on the world’s most iconic label for over 20 years.”Music Enterprise Worldwide