Online fundraising platform Omaze has launched its new music division and tapped established executive Susan Bank to lead its Nashville initiatives as Senior Director, Music Business Development. Bank brings 20 years of experience to the role, in addition to continuing as artist manager for BBR Music Group’s Brooke Eden.
Omaze offers the chance to win once-in-a-lifetime experiences in exchange for charitable donations. The company has held over 80 successful music fundraising campaigns in the past five years, including partnerships with Madonna, Bruce Springsteen, U2 and Paul McCartney.
Now the company is officially launching a music division with the addition of Bank in Nashville, Scott Graves in New York City and Andrew Cook in Los Angeles. Each holds the title of Senior Director, Music Business Development.
“We’re so excited to announce the addition of three amazing new team members. Omaze has seen our community triple in the past two years, and have seen remarkable growth in the number of donors to our music campaigns,” said Stu Smith, senior vice president, business development & partnerships. “This is a strategic move for Omaze, and we couldn’t be more thrilled to kickstart it with Scott, Susan and Andrew.”
Bank previously spent more than eight years at Red Light Management overseeing the career of Tim McGraw, during which time he toured worldwide, released five multi-million-selling albums, starred in his own CBS television special, and co-starred in four feature films including The Blind Side.
During Bank’s time as VP Music Programming & Artist Relations at Control Room, she produced over 40 live concerts featuring Jay-Z, Foo Fighters, Rihanna and more. Prior to Control Room, Bank was Vice President for ReignDeer Entertainment where she supervised touring, live events and corporate partnerships for Britney Spears’ successful In The Zone album cycle and Onyx Hotel World Tour.
Bank’s previous experience includes managing the band Blues Traveler, VP Tour Marketing for Capitol Records, and Marketing Director at concert promotion company DelsenerSlater Enterprises.