Big Machine/John Varvatos Records Names National Director, Promotion
Big Machine/John Varvatos Records has named Allison Smith as National Director, Promotion. The label is spearheaded by Big Machine Label Group President, CEO and Founder Scott Borchetta and fashion mogul John Varvatos. Launched in 2017, Big Machine/John Varvatos Records was formed to help discover and develop new rock talent. In its inaugural year the label catapulted California-based band Badflower to the top of the rock charts with their smash single “Ghost.”
Based in Chicago, Smith previously spent 13 years at Virgin/Capitol Records as a Midwest Regional Director of Promotion. She also held stints at Lava Records and London-Sire.
Big Loud Records Adds Promotion Coordinator
Big Loud Records has added Brittani Koster as Promotion Coordinator. She will report to Big Loud Records VP, Promotion Stacy Blythe and can be reached at [email protected]. Koster moves into the role vacated by Maggie Abrams, who has exited for a soon-to-be-announced new opportunity.
Koster previously worked as Promotions and Label Coordinator for Rebel Engine Entertainment, and holds a degree from University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Rose Music Group Names Cyd Blanchard As Associate Booking Agent, Domestic Tours/Festivals
Nashville-based talent management, booking and promotion agency Rose Music Group has named Cyd Blanchard as Associate Booking Agent for Domestic Tours/Festivals. Blanchard is the longtime talent buyer for The 5 Spot’s Sunday Night Soul music series and owner of Ciann Photography.
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