Jenn Hovick has been named Vice President of Artist and Label Development at AWAL.
Based in Los Angeles, Hovick will report directly to Chris Hardy SVP Artist Development, North America & Head of Canada.
Hovick joined AWAL in 2018 to lead the company’s developing B2B business.
Prior to that, she spent a decade in the independent label and artist sector, including a six year tenure at online retailer Zappos.
At Zappos, she helped the former start-up grow from 50 employees to 1500.
She has also held senior roles at Universal Music Group Distribution/Fontana, INgrooves and Dine Alone Music.
Kirell’s promotion is the latest in a raft of recent promotions at AWAL.
In January 2022, Jennifer Kirell was promoted to Senior Vice President, Catalog & Retail Marketing.
In November 2021, AWAL launched a newly structured global team, and promoted London-based Aaron Bogucki from his role as VP, Marketing, to the new position of Global Head of Audience Development to spearhead the department.
“[hovick’s] track record of working with Independent Labels and Artists throughout her career is exemplary.”
Chris Hardy, said: “We are thrilled to have Jenn elevated to this position within our North America Artist Development Team.
“Her track record of working with Independent Labels and Artists throughout her career is exemplary and has been achieved by building productive relationships and always doing what’s best for our label and artist partners.
“She is well respected within the department and throughout AWAL, and there is no question her leadership will be an integral part of the department’s success.”Music Business Worldwide