Encore Recordings, an independent music company launched in November 2021 by music industry veteran Joie Manda, has added two names to its team: Mimi Camara and Tawny Thompson.
Camara will serve as Senior Vice President of Business & Legal Affairs, and Thompson joins as Controller and Vice President of Finance.
At Warner Records, she was part of the legal team for artists such as Cardi B, Saweetie, NLE Choppa and Wale.
Camara is also a Recording Academy Member of the Class of 2021.
Before joining Encore as Controller and VP of Finance, Thompson spent 14 years in business management, working with names such as Red Hot Chili Peppers and Shakira, as well as Hall of Fame musicians, models, small bands and on domestic and international live music tours.
Camara and Thompson join Manda along with label manager Diana Chung and Ned Monahan, Encore’s General Manager.
“I am humbled to work alongside Joie and the Encore team in building an organization that will surely disrupt music business conventions.”
Mimi Camara, said: “I am humbled to work alongside Joie and the Encore team in building an organization that will surely disrupt music business conventions.
“Tawny and I, as two black women, are occupying a space usually reserved for men, typically white men at that.
“It is truly amazing and forward thinking that Joie is moving both the culture and business into the future this way.
“We are building a paradisiac destination for artists, and I am ready to get to work.”
“I am grateful for this opportunity in my career.”
Tawny Thompson, added: “I am elated to be joining industry veteran, Joie Manda, on this new venture.
“I am grateful for this opportunity in my career and look forward to contributing to Encore Recordings.”Music Business Worldwide