LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess) – Independent music publishing company Spirit Music Group has appointed Nancy Matalon to Vice President, A&R; promoted Melanie Santa Rosa to Senior Vice President, Global Administration; and appointed Tamar Wax to Senior Director, Film/TV.
Matalon, who will be based in Los Angeles and report jointly to Joe Borrino (Chief Operating Officer/Chief Financial Officer) and Rak Sanghvi (Global President), is credited with helping to develop the careers of artists including Fergie, Jennifer Lopez, Michael Jackson, Public Enemy and Echosmith. Prior to joining Spirit Music Group, Matalon worked in management with producers and artists including Brian West and Nate Traveller.
Santa Rosa, who is based in New York and also reports jointly to Borrino and Sanghvi, has over twenty years of experience in music copyright administration, 10 of which have been with Spirit. She previously held positions at BMI where she worked with their songwriters and publishers, as well as other performing rights organizations (PROs).
Tamar Wax, who will be based in Los Angeles and report to Gary Miller, Senior Vice President, Creative Services, joins from Vibrant Ground Music where he most recently served as Vice President, Creative. Previously, Wax worked as a consultant for Impact Music, as Director of Music for Warner Bros. Television, and as an in-house music supervisor for the studio.
In a joint statement, Borrino and Sanghvi said: “We are very pleased to announce the appointments of these talented executives whose passion, creativity and expertise will bring us great ongoing success artistically and commercially. Nancy, Tamar and Melanie embody the vision of the new Spirit Music Group and the exciting opportunities ahead of us, and their leadership helps advance our mission to be the premier global publishing partner for songwriters around the world.”