Kobalt Label Services has appointed Tom Smith as VP, Sales and Marketing. Smith was previously a marketing, sales and business development consultant for Kobalt, aiding the company in establishing a footprint on the west coast.
In his new role he will work alongside Kobalt’s Sr. VP of Sales, North America Shari Segalini and will continue to report to Diarmuid Quinn, president of KLS North America. Smith will conduct day-to-day business on behalf of KLS clients with national, physical, and digital retailers, as well as non-traditional and independent retailers. Smith will also pursue strategic brand partnerships for KLS artists that connect with retail.
“Tom is a dynamic executive who has delivered incredible results and support for Kobalt artists since the launch of KLS,” Quinn said. “His relationships with our retail partners and our artists runs deep, and we’re excited he has agreed to come on full time as part of the rapidly growing KLS team.”
“I am excited to be a part of the new model that Kobalt Label Services has created for artists to release their music,” added Smith. “To be able to execute on marketing launch plans based on the artists’ vision with the artist having total control is an amazing environment to work in. I am grateful to Willard Ahdritz, Richard Sanders, Paul Hitchman, Diarmuid Quinn and Shari Segalini for this opportunity.”
Smith’s career began at Capitol Records. He then worked as Sr. Director Sales for at RCA Nashville for 12 years, where he managed national campaigns for Carrie Underwood, Kelly Clarkson, Christina Aguilera, Dave Matthews Band, Maroon 5, and other artists.
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