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Mike DePippa has joined Thirty Tigers as SVP/Promotion and Artist Development. In his role, DePippa will oversee alternative, rock and pop radio promotion as well as contribute to marketing and artist development campaigns. He will work alongside current VP/Contemporary Radio Promotion, Lindsay Reid, and report to company president, David Macias.
DePippa was most recently SVP Promotion at Island Records, and previously ran Rock Formats Promotion for Republic and Columbia Records. He also spent time at Epic and Elektra Records.
Macias says, “Mike is an incredible industry executive with great relationships and a tremendous amount of respect across all facets of the music industry. We are thrilled that he made the decision to relocate to Nashville and to join the team.”
DePippa added, “I couldn’t be more thrilled and grateful to join David, Nancy and the team at Thirty Tigers. The company’s commitment to artist development and their independent, entrepreneurial spirit make it a perfect fit for this next step in my career.” DePippa can be reached at [email protected].
This year, Thirty Tigers’ releases have included a new album from Bruce Hornsby along with new music from Joy Williams, Josh Ritter, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Jamestown Revival, Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors as well as the debut album from Ian Noe.
Still to come this year from Thirty Tigers are new albums from The Milk Carton Kids, Allison Moorer, Chris Knight and southern-rock stalwarts, Whiskey Myers.
Based in Nashville with offices in Atlanta, North Carolina, New York, LA and London, Thirty Tigers is distributed by The Orchard.
Big Machine Label Group Promotes Michelle Kammerer
BMLG Records announced today (Sept. 5) the promotion of Michelle Kammerer to Senior National Director of Promotion & Marketing. Most recently National Director of Promotion & Marketing, she will continue to cultivate relationships between country radio and the imprint’s artist roster. BMLGR is home to Florida Georgia Line, Brett Young, Lady Antebellum, Danielle Bradbery and Riley Green.
SESAC Promotes Eric Lense To VP Role
SESAC’s Eric Lense has been promoted to Vice President, Creative Operations, it was announced today (Sept. 5). As Vice President, Lense will work closely with the creative operations team to ensure affiliation agreements achieve the best outcome for our songwriters and publishers. In addition, he will continue to build and maintain strong relationships with songwriters, publishers and producers within the industry while providing the highest level of service.
Lense will report to Sam Kling, SESAC SVP of Creative Operations, and work alongside the executive team to assist in strategy and business development. “We’re thrilled to expand the creative team,” said Kling. “Eric’s role will be invaluable as we continue our focus of providing value added licensing and administration services for our writers and publishers.”
Previously, Lense was Sr. Director of SESAC Business Affairs. Prior to joining SESAC in 2016, he worked in Business and Membership Affairs at ASCAP.
Provident Label Group Adds National Promotions Manager
Provident Label Group has named Meredith McCarson as National Promotions Manager. The Mobile, Alabama native previously worked at Curb-Word.
“Needless to say, we are very happy to have Meredith coming on board the PLG radio team, but also the Provident team in general,” says Jeff Cruz, PLG VP/National Promotions. “I know she is going to be a valuable asset to our company. She is a personal fan of our artists’ music, and is very excited to get started meeting radio programmers and helping our team take the promotion of our artist’s music to the next level!”