NEW YORK/LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Jeremy Hammond has moved from The Sanctuary Group, where he was senior vice president of Artist Development, to Sanctuary Records North America in Los Angeles as senior vice president of A&R, where he will be responsible for signing and developing new and established artists for the Sanctuary Records Group.
"I am delighted to be part of the new era of Sanctuary and the new team," he says. "I am looking forward to signing and developing a unique blend of undiscovered and already established artists here in North America."
"Jeremy brings a wealth of experience, great personal network and wide breadth of musical knowledge to the table," says Executive VP and General Manager Bob Cahill. "Like the rest of us at Sanctuary, he has a deep appreciation and respect for rock in all its forms. I’m confident he’ll be a terrific face for the creative community and a key driver of new relationships for our revitalized company."
Hammond began his career in Australia working for Sony in sales and radio promotion before moving to the UK to work at EMI. While in EMI’s Marketing Department, he worked with Pink Floyd, Queen, Duran Duran, and Iron Maiden, among others. Landing at Capitol Records US as head of Marketing and Artist Development, he worked with Blind Melon, Crowded House, Beastie Boys, Radiohead and Megadeth.
After a period at Universal, marketing Sigur Ros, New Radicals, Lyle Lovett and others, Hammond joined Sanctuary in 2004 to head-up the worldwide marketing campaigns for Morrissey, Robert Plant, Tegan & Sara and the Drive Thru roster distributed through Sanctuary.–Bob Grossweiner and Jane Cohen