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Concord Recorded Music Expands Global Presence With Appointments in Europe, Canada & Australia

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LONDON (CelebrityAccess) – Concord Recorded Music has expanded its international footprint with appointments in Canada, Germany, Australia and the United Kingdom.

New releases from Concord Recorded Music imprints Concord, Fantasy, Fearless, Loma Vista and Rounder, and catalog reissues from Craft Recordings will be handled by new label managers Andrew Hajgato in Melbourne, Bryan Columbus in Toronto and Hilke Dethleff in Berlin. The trio will report to Concord Recorded Music international senior vps Michael Nance and Rebecca Berman.

In addition, David Beaufoy has been named senior director of catalog for Craft Recordings U.K., reporting to chief catalog executive Sig Sigworth and U.K. managing director Fred Gillham. Based in London, Beaufoy will work specifically on catalog.

Hajgato previously worked at Universal Music, Cooking Vinyl Australia and Inertia Music. Columbus was most recently a label and marketing manager for Black Box Music and BMG Canada, who has previous experience at Fontana North Distribution, Dine Alone Records and Bedlam Music Management. Dethleff has worked in artist relations at VH1/MTV, as senior marketing manager at Sony Music Entertainment, and for the past 13 years, as a freelance product/label manager for clients including Concord, Kobalt and others. Beaufoy has already been working with Craft as a partner, however, now joins the company full time to help manage the U.K. marketing of Craft’s catalog of 16,000 active albums.

Commenting on the appointments, Concord chief label executive Tom Whalley said: “Our aggressive approach to the market as one world makes us different from most other independent companies. I get excited about how we can live up to the promise that we make to our artists on how we’re going to service their careers at a high level all around the world. They’re very independent minded artists. They don’t come here because they’re looking to get on pop radio. They want to forge their own path in the music world and find their audience wherever they can around the world. This sets us up to do this.”

Added Nance: “The managers and artists really like the idea and can feel like they have a [Concord] home in these territories.”

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