Independent music company [PIAS] has re-branded its distribution business to [Integral] Distribution Services, effective immediately.
Adrian Pope has been appointed Managing Director of [Integral], a role he will carry out alongside his existing position as Chief Digital Officer for the [PIAS] Group.
He will be supported by Leo van Schaick in overseeing the [Integral] business on a global level.
Van Schaick will combine these additional responsibilities with his role as Regional Managing Director of the continental European territories outside of France.
The group’s record company activities, including the [PIAS] in-house labels and the cooperative label roster, will stay under the umbrella of the [PIAS] Label Group.
The group’s long-established distribution and services arm has enjoyed chart success in recent weeks with artists such as Mogwai, Arlo Parks, Bicep, Balthazar and Maximo Park among others.
In their expanded roles, Adrian Pope and Leo van Schaick will continue to report to Edwin Schröter Group Managing Director of [PIAS].
[Integral]’s local operations around the world including in the UK, France, Australia and the US, will continue to be led by the local [PIAS] Managing Directors who will be overseeing both divisions and their distinct teams in each territory.
In addition, [Integral] has announced its first new appointment as Felicia Flack, who joins the global team as Head of Label and Artist Services.
Flack will work closely with [Integral]’s local teams, servicing label and artists partners from around the world.
Flack joins [Integral] from her previous role at digital platform Amuse, where she was responsible for the acquisition of new clients and overseeing the company’s label and artist marketing services.
“I am incredibly proud of the launch of [Integral], marking the next step in our evolution.”
Kenny Gates, [PIAS]
Kenny Gates, CEO and Co-Founder, [PIAS] Group said: “I am incredibly proud of the launch of [Integral], marking the next step in our evolution.
“Through four decades, [PIAS] has adapted to every market change but by always keeping its unrivalled love for music, its soul and its authentic commitment to the independent sector and its artists.”
“The launch of [Integral] reaffirms our commitment to providing a world class distribution and services offering to our label, artist and retail partners.”
Adrian Pope, Chief Digital Officer, [PIAS] Group & MD of [Integral], added: “The launch of [Integral] reaffirms our commitment to providing a world class distribution and services offering to our label, artist and retail partners.
“By establishing a distinct identity for our highly successful services division, we have brought clarity to our mission, and will continue to demonstrate the passion, creativity and value we strive to deliver to our repertoire partners and our customers.”Music Business Worldwide