France-born independent music group Because Music has hired Ian Quay as Head of Marketing, United States.
Based in Los Angeles, Quay will be responsible for Because’s roster in America, partnering closely with their label services partner at Universal Music Group, Caroline, as well as in direct collaboration with the international team of the Because Group in London & Paris.
He will report to Because founder Emmanuel de Buretel.
Prior to joining Because, Quay served as General Manager, North America at Ninja Tune.
He led US campaigns for the likes of Bicep, Bonobo, Floating Points, ODESZA, Young Fathers, and many more.
His industry experience spans fifteen years in marketing at indie and major labels, overseeing campaigns at Columbia Records for artists such as Foster The People, HAIM, and Peter Bjorn and John plus Enya, Nile Rodgers, and Lake Street Dive at Warner Music Group.
Currently, Quay manages an artist roster including indie duo Cults and rising singer-songwriter, Kate Teague.
“I am thrilled to represent this impeccable roster in America, and grateful & humbled for this opportunity to work with Emmanuel.”
“It is truly an honour to join the visionary talent & team at Because,” said Quay.
“I am thrilled to represent this impeccable roster in America, and grateful & humbled for this opportunity to work with Emmanuel.
“His contribution to music & culture is incredible. I can’t wait to build this special label together in Los Angeles.”
“His wide experience in designing creative strategic campaigns will be a very valuable input to start developing our LA office.”
Emmanuel de Buretel, Because
Emmanuel de Buretel added: “Ian brings a solid approach to breaking and developing new and established talent.
“His wide experience in designing creative strategic campaigns will be a very valuable input to start developing our LA office.
‘I’m delighted to welcome him to the Because Music team”.Music Business Worldwide