London-based independent music company Distiller Music Group has made a number of key personnel changes to its UK team.
Ian Carew has been appointed Head of Marketing and Operations following his previous position as Head of Marketing.
A respected veteran of the UK music industry for 25 years, Carew joined Distiller Music Group in 2021 after an eleven-year tenure at Universal Music Group, where he oversaw a wide variety of marketing campaigns including Bastille, CHVRCHES, Katy Perry. , Elton John, Emeli Sandé, Katy Perry, Laura Marling and Massive Attack among others.
He has also held senior marketing positions at Sony Music Entertainment.
Carew will continue to oversee a number of third-party consulting projects alongside his work for Distiller Music Group.
Distiller Music Group, which recently celebrated the success of Reverend & The Makers album Heat wave in the cold norththe band’s first Top 10 in 16 years, has interests in a number of industry sectors including Distiller Records, Distiller Publishing, Distiller Studios & Distiller TV.
It represents a wide range of artists including Danny Goffey, Frankie Beetlestone, The Ramona Flowers, The Family Rain, Noah Pearce, Danko and many more.
The company also announced the appointment of Becca Price as campaign manager, who joins SA Recordings where she was marketing manager.
Also joining the label are Lois Burdett Proctor, who joins promotions team 0207 Def Jam and takes on the role of label and publishing assistant, and Nancy Thirkell who becomes financial assistant.
Jessie Gunton’s promotion from Label Assistant to Junior Campaign Manager is also announced.
All four are based in the firm’s London offices and will report directly to Ian Carew.
“I’m thrilled to have the amazing new team in place at Distiller and for the road ahead for the label.”
Ian Carew – Head of Marketing, Distiller Music Group
Ian Carew said: “I am delighted to have the amazing new team in place at Distiller and the road ahead for the label.
We recently scored our first Top 10 album and there are more where that came from, plus Frankie Beetlestone, Noah Pearce and Danko (who are about to start recording with Ethan Johns), we have three very promising new acts for 2024.”
“Ian has many years of invaluable experience at a senior level in the music industry and has an incredible knowledge of all aspects of label marketing and operations.”
Sam Dyson, Founder and CEO, Distiller Music Group
Sam Dyson, Founder and CEO of Distiller Music Group, said: “Ian has many years of invaluable experience at a senior level in the music industry and has an incredible knowledge of all aspects of marketing and operations of label.
“His expertise and insight will continue to be a great asset to our team.”The music industry around the world