Impartial music firm Exceleration Music has marked its first yr of enterprise with a raft of latest govt hires.
Mike Gillespie joins the corporate as Head of International Gross sales & Retail Advertising, and can assume duty for Exceleration’s world gross sales, bodily distribution, and retail advertising and marketing.
Gillespie spent over a decade serving as Senior Vice President of Business Gross sales at Harmony Music, the place he oversaw the corporate’s gross sales division throughout a interval of development.
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 staff as Label Supervisor, answerable 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 & Business Partnerships Supervisor – Americas at indie rights company Merlin, and undertaken varied roles over a number of years at indie label Ninja Tune.
Andy Lewis has been appointed Business Partnership Supervisor, and can work alongside Darin Soler, Exceleration’s Head of International Advertising & Business Partnerships, to maximise consumption and engagement for Exceleration’s content material, working externally with DSPs and internally throughout the corporate’s staff 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 and marketing, product administration, and world associate growth roles, most just lately as Vice President of Companion Improvement.
Emma Walker joins as Accounting & Administrative Assistant and can be concerned within the day-to-day functioning of Exceleration’s accounting division, together with royalties and normal enterprise administration.
Working throughout the finance staff below Donna Feeley, Exceleration’s Head of Accounting & Enterprise Administration, Walker’s earlier expertise contains 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 staff as Income & Royalty Administrative Assistant.
Exceleration’s new appointments observe a latest flurry of latest offers, with the corporate saying a strategic partnership with LA indie label SideOneDummy Data in January.
“The experience and keenness [exceleration] carry to the trade together with distinctive imaginative and prescient are second to none.”
Mike Gillespie, Head of International Gross sales & Retail Advertising, stated: “I’m thrilled to affix the staff and companions at Exceleration Music, lots of which I’ve had the pleasure of working with through the years.
“The experience and keenness they create to the trade together with distinctive imaginative and prescient are second to none.
“I’m honored to be part of it and stay up for a dynamic future.”
“Certainly one of Exceleration’s guiding ideas is to place individuals first in all that we do.”
Glen Barros, Exceleration
Glen Barros, founding Exceleration Companion, added: “Certainly one of Exceleration’s guiding ideas is to place individuals first in all that we do.
“So, regardless of our speedy development, we’re taking nice care in constructing our staff. 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 convey extraordinary expertise to the corporate, all of them display an unbelievable ardour for the music and the individuals behind the music, they usually’re merely nice to work with.
“We’re grateful and excited that they’ve determined to affix the staff.”Music Enterprise Worldwide