Joie Manda launches Encore Recordings, Ned Monahan to join as General Manager

Music industry veteran Joie Manda has launched Encore Recordings, an independent music company headquartered in Los Angeles.

Manda has over 20 years of experience in the music industry, including almost 10 years at Universal Music Group where, serving most recently as Executive Vice President of Interscope Geffen A&M.

Manda spent the prior decade at Warner Music Group.

In a media release announcing the new  label, Encore says that Manda plans to “bring his entrepreneurial spirit, forward thinking, and passion for music to put Encore Recordings at the forefront of the industry,”

As one of Encore’s first hires, Ned Monahan will become General Manager at Encore as of January 1, 2022.

Monahan has most recently served as Head of Global Hits at Spotify, a position he has held since 2019.

Manda and Monahan previously worked together at Interscope from 2017 to 2019, and prior to his time at Spotify, Monahan served as a marketing director at Interscope.

Along with Monahan, Diana Chung has also joined Encore Recordings as Label Manager.

“I’m incredibly excited to build a new destination for creativity.”

Joie Manda

Joie Manda, said: “I’m incredibly excited to build a new destination for creativity.

“I take a lot of pride in developing artists, executives, and partnering with young entrepreneurs.

“Encore Recordings will be synonymous with pushing culture forward.

“I feel very lucky that both Ned and Diana Chung have decided to join the company and we look forward to announcing the addition of other key team members in the very near future.”

“I could not be more excited to join Joie and help build Encore from the ground up.”

Ned Monahan

“I could not be more excited to join Joie and help build Encore from the ground up.

“I’m also incredibly thankful to my Spotify family, especially Jeremy Erlich, for the opportunity of a lifetime over the last two years.

“I have no doubt that the team at Encore will foster a unique and exciting new home for musicians to build their audiences and businesses to the fullest extent.”

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