Concord Music has appointed its global A&R team.
The company's newly integrated publishing creative team will be led by former Imagem MD Kim Frankiewicz (pictured), and will have representatives around the world.
“We pooled a wondrous amount of talent when Imagem Music Group, Bicycle Music Company, and Razor & Tie Publishing joined forces.” said Frankiewicz, Concord's EVP of worldwide creative in London. “As a result, we’ve now merged the best in the industry and have a truly outstanding international A&R team.”
Commenting on Frankiewicz’s appointment, Concord Music chief publishing executive Jake Wisely said: “I’m thrilled to be reunited with Kim in the merger of Bicycle, Imagem and Razor & Tie’s publishing businesses, finding a friend from my own time at UMPG. She is the obvious choice to lead an international team and to ensure Concord Music not only cares for great songs and songwriters of the past but is building a roster and catalog for the future.”
Frankiewicz’s staff in the UK includes Harri Davies and Ed Poston, Senior Creative, Olly Manhi, creative manager, and in Berlin, Leo Chantzaras, senior international creative.
Jeremy Yohai will work out of Concord Music’s New York office as head of creative (US), reporting to Kim Frankiewicz. Prior to joining Concord, Jeremy was the VP of Global A&R at Downtown Music Publishing where he oversaw the worldwide A&R staff, new artist signings, and the Downtown roster. Before joining Downtown, Jeremy worked in creative services at ASCAP.
Reporting to Yohai will be Michelle Fantus, senior creative director (NY), and Grace Adeyemo, Creative Manager (LA). Yohai and Frankiewicz will co-manage creative consultant Anna Carpenter (NY).
Working from the Concord Music offices in Beverly Hills, Tom DeSavia has been brought onto the team as SVP of artist relations and creative. DeSavia’s most recent position was as head of creative services and A&R for indie publisher Songs Music Publishing, where he oversaw all artist relations for the company, as well as A&R for a large stable of the publisher's roster. Prior to joining Songs, DeSavia worked at Notable Music and ASCAP.
Michael Pizzuto works from Concord Music’s Beverly Hills office where he has a hybrid role as SVP of creative and synchronisation, reporting to Frankiewicz in his A&R capacity. Pizzuto started at Bicycle Music in 2008. Prior to that, Michael had a similar role as creative director of A&R and synchronisation at Stage Three Music.
Based in Concord Music’s new Nashville offices, Brad Kennard will serve as VP of Creative and will report to Kim Frankiewicz. Before transitioning to the integrated Concord team, Kennard served as VP of A&R at Razor & Tie Music Publishing in Nashville, which is now wholly owned by Concord Music. Prior to Razor & Tie, Kennard spent two years as VP of A&R at Big Yellow Dog Music.
Creative manager Jen Duke, meanwhile, will report to Kennard.