London-based independent music company Distiller Music Group has made a number of key staff moves within its UK team.
Ian Carew has been appointed Head of Marketing and Operations from his previous role as Head of Marketing.
A respected, 25-year veteran of the UK music industry, Carew joined Distiller Music Group in 2021 after an eleven-year tenure at Universal Music Group, where he oversaw a wide variety of marketing campaigns from the likes of Bastille, CHVRCHES, Katy Perry, Elton John, Emeli Sandé, Katy Perry, Laura Marling and Massive Attack among others.
He has also held senior marketing positions at Sony Music Entertainment.
Carew will continue to oversee a number of third-party consultancy projects alongside his work for Distiller Music Group.
Distiller Music Group recently celebrated the success of the Reverend & The Makers album Heatwave In The Cold North, the band’s first UK Top 10 in 16 years.
The company has interests across a number of industry sectors including Distiller Records, Distiller Publishing, Distiller Studios & Distiller TV.
It represents artists including Danny Goffey, Frankie Beetlestone, The Ramona Flowers, The Family Rain, Noah Pearce, Danko and more.
The company has also announced the appointment of Becca Price to the position of Campaign Manager, who joins from SA Recordings where she was Marketing Manager.
Also joining the label are Lois Burdett Proctor, who joins from the 0207 Def Jam promotions team and takes on the role of Label and Publishing Assistant, and Nancy Thirkell who becomes Finance Assistant.
Also announced is the promotion of Jessie Gunton from Label Assistant to Junior Campaign Manager.
All four are based in the company’s London offices and will report directly to Ian Carew.
“I’m excited to have the incredible new team in place at Distiller and for the road ahead for the label.”
Ian Carew, Distiller Music Group
Ian Carew said: “I’m excited to have the incredible new team in place at Distiller and for the road ahead for the label.
We’ve recently scored our first Top 10 album and there are more where that came from plus in Frankie Beetlestone, Noah Pearce and Danko (who are about to begin recording with Ethan Johns), we have three very promising new acts for 2024.”
“Ian has many years of invaluable experience working at a senior level in the music industry and has incredible knowledge of all aspects of marketing and label operations.”
Sam Dyson, Distiller Music Group
Sam Dyson Founder & CEO of Distiller Music Group said, “Ian has many years of invaluable experience working at a senior level in the music industry and has incredible knowledge of all aspects of marketing and label operations.
“His expertise and insight will continue to be a huge asset to our team.”Music Business Worldwide