Wixen Music Publishing USA has appointed music industry veteran Jon Pikus as VP A&R/Business Development.
Pikus will be based in the independent music publisher’s Calabasas, CA office.
At Wixen, the exec will handle signing new artists, songwriters, producers and catalogs to the company’s client roster.
He will also handle traditional A&R tasks such as setting up collaborations and co-write sessions for the existing roster.
Pikus will report to Wixen President/CEO Randall Wixen, CFO/COO Andrew Wixen and CTO/EVP Jason Rys.
He began his career as a drummer and producer of 90s L.A. rock bands, and has worked with artists such as Weezer, Crazy Town, The Ataris, Anna Nalick, Pennywise, Christina Milian and Hollywood Undead.
Wixen Music Publishing USA’s clients include Tom Petty, Weezer, The Black Keys, George Clinton, Rage Against The Machine, The Doors, Missy Elliott, Rick James, Jefferson Airplane and Rancid.
“I want to thank Randall, Andrew and Jason for this great opportunity to help them selectively grow their roster,” said Pikus, “and I look forward to reconnecting with all of my longtime friends in the music industry.”
“We are excited to work with the new clients he will bring in.”
Andrew Wixen added: “Jon is that rare breed of creative who has been on multiple sides of the proverbial fence, so he can authentically relate in any situation, to artists, writers and producers, and to managers, attorneys and executives.
“We are excited to work with the new clients he will bring in.”Music Business Worldwide