IDOL hires Sean Maxson as General Manager for North America

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European based digital distributor IDOL has expanded its North America presence by hiring Sean Maxson as General Manager.

Maxson has previously held posts at [PIAS] as General Manager, Cooperative Music as General Manager and RED Distribution as VP, Label Management.

In addition, current staff member Thomas Sharp Maxwell, who has established the NYC based US IDOL office, has been promoted to Director, Label Development and A&R.

He will work closely with Maxson to grow the current US roster of IDOL’s distributed labels.

“North America has always been a key market for us and it is exciting to see our presence there growing. I am highly confident our US team will help us achieve our goals.”

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IDOL President and founder, Pascal Bittard, said: “North America has always been a key market for us and it is exciting to see our presence there growing.

“I am highly confident our US team will help us achieve our goals, and notably to keep on providing the best quality of services to our partners.”

IDOL Head of International, Sylvain Morton, added: “We are putting a lot of efforts in developing our presence in the US and it is good to see the results through this expansion.

“We have no doubt that Sean will bring a lot to the excellent work initiated by Thomas and that together they will play a key role in the international network we are building.”

Founded in 2006, IDOL now has offices in New York (Williamsburg), Paris, London, Berlin and Johannesburg.

The firm works with 300 labels, including GODMODE (Yaeji, Shamir), Record Makers (Sebastien Tellier, Dita Von Teese), Axis Mundi (The Fluids), No Format! (Oumou Sangaré), Text records (Four Tet), Proper Music Group (Paul Carrack), Infiné (Carl Craig), Local Action (Dawn) and What Are Records (The Samples, 24-7 Spyz).

In addition, IDOL provides technology services to various digital content distributors, including Because Music, Kompakt, Ditto, Seed, Select and Virtual Label.

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