NEW YORK (CelebrityAccess) — The newly formed Elektra Music Group announced a spate of new hires as they beef up their staff ahead of the label group’s October 1 launch.
The stand-alone music company named Melanie Scull as Vice President of Promotion, focusing on pop radio. Scull will be based in New York and joins Elektra from Red Distribution, where she also toiled as Vice President of Pop Promotion.
She started her promotion career at Capitol Records, serving in regional positions in Dallas and LA before being upped to National Promotion Director for Top 40 projects. She has also held posts at Republic and in2une Music.
Elektra also announced that it was bringing Roadrunner Promotion in-house with the company changing its name to Elektra Promotion.
As part of the deal, Roadrunner’s Myra Dehais will join Elektra as Senior Vice President of Promotion for the West Coast and Alternative. Roadrunner’s Jason Martin has also been named Vice President of Promotion/Triple A.
All three report to Elektra Music Group Co-President Mike Easterlin, who will lead the new company with Co-President Gregg Nadel.
Myra Dehais, based in San Diego, has been with Atlantic Records as part of the Roadrunner promotion team since 2012. Having previously worked at Epic, Warner Bros. Records, and RED, she brings a magnitude of multi-format experience to her new post. She first joined Atlantic in 1993 after several years in college and commercial radio.
Jason Martin, based in Nashville, joined the Roadrunner promotion team nearly two decades ago, initially serving as Denver regional rep, and most recently as national VP of Alternative & Pop promotion. He started his career at 91X/San Diego as a production assistant before working in promotion and marketing at Rhino Records and RCA.
In addition to these moves, Bill Millman will return to Boston from Chicago to take up the position of New England Midwest Regional Manager for Elektra Music Group.