Concord promotes seven executives to VP, SVP and EVP roles – Music Business Worldwide

 Concord promotes seven executives to VP, SVP and EVP roles – Music Business Worldwide

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Concord has promoted seven staff members from across the company to Vice President, Senior Vice President and Executive Vice President roles.

These promotions occurred across all of the company’s business areas.

Based in Los Angeles, Sophia Dilley has been promoted to SVP, Film & TV Development and Production, having joined Concord three years ago as VP, Film & TV Development and Production.

In the last three years, the department has partnered Concord IP with partners such as Skydance TV, Temple Hill, Skybound, Netflix, New Black Films, Paramount, White Horse Pictures, Mass Appeal, Los Angeles Media Fund, Gerber Pictures, Janet Yang Productions, 3AD and more to produce a variety of film and TV projects across the scripted, unscripted and documentary spaces.

Most recently, the team executive produced, Billie, a documentary on Billie Holiday which released in December 2020.

Also based in Los Angeles, Stephanie Hopson has been promoted to VP, Project Management.

Hopson joined Fantasy Records in 2015 when Concord acquired Vanguard Records. With over 20 years’ experience in the music industry, she has spearheaded frontline album campaigns for numerous projects including, but not limited to, Tanya Tucker’s 2x Grammy-winning While I’m Livin’, James Taylor’s Grammy-nominated American Standard, Grace Potter’s 2x Grammy-nominated Daylight, and the forthcoming release from Valerie June.

Elsewhere, London-based Steven Greenhalgh has been promoted to VP, Acquisitions and Artistic Development (Europe).

Greenhalgh joined Samuel French in April 2017 and subsequently Concord in 2019. In addition to continuing to acquire publishing and licensing rights to plays and musicals, Greenhalgh will focus on catalog revitalization, the development of new works and potential film and tv projects.

Prior to working in theatrical publishing and licensing, Greenhalgh worked at various agencies for 11 years and served as an Olivier panelist in 2013.

“Congratulations and good luck on your new journeys and thank you for everything that you did to earn your promotions.”

Scott Pascucci, Concord

Dan Hoffman, who is based in New York, has been upped to EVP, Business & Legal Affairs, after joining Concord from Razor & Tie in 2015.

Hoffman has worked on major deals in recorded music and publishing, including the acquisitions of Imagem, Fania, Victory, Varése Sarabande and PULSE.

Prior to his time with Concord, Hoffman was EVP at Razor & Tie, where he was instrumental in the development and success of the company’s publishing business in addition to that of KIDZ BOP.

He started his career in private practice in Los Angeles at Mitchell Silberberg and then Ziffren Brittenham Branca, where he was a partner and worked on behalf of major clients including Michael Jackson, The Beach Boys and Stevie Nicks.

Before coming to Concord, he spent time at BMG as SVP/General counsel, SVP/head of business affairs for RCA Records and several years as SVP at Tommy Boy Music/Warner Music Group.

Steven Lankenau has been promoted to SVP, Boosey & Hawkes in New York. Initially trained as a composer, Steven Lankenau has been with Boosey & Hawkes for over 10 years, first as the head of promotion for North and South America and later overseeing the classical business for the same market.

Also based in New York, Amy Rose Marsh has been promoted to VP, Acquisitions and Artistic Development (North America).

Rose joined Concord Theatricals two years ago when the company acquired Samuel French. She began her theatrical licensing career as a literary intern with Samuel French in 2008. During her time at both companies, Marsh has been responsible for signing more than 400 new plays and musicals, including works by Sarah Ruhl, Agatha Christie, Will Eno, Thornton Wilder, Suzan-Lori Parks, Lisa Kron and Jeanine Tesori.

Rounding off the promotions in New York is Abbie Van Nostrand, who has been promoted to SVP, Client Relations and Community Engagement.

Van Nostrand joined Concord Theatricals in 2019 when the company acquired Samuel French, where over the decades she had served in several capacities starting in Professional Licensing and eventually serving as an officer and trustee of the legendary publishing house.

“The unspeakable hardship of 2020 underscored the importance of music, theater and musicals to all of us, to help us push through the darkness, to heal and find human connection,” said Concord CEO Scott Pascucci.

“Concord’s staff embraced this and worked even harder to ensure that our music and plays kept flowing. Fifty members of the Concord team were promoted at the beginning of 2021, seven of them to the level of Vice President or above.

“Congratulations and good luck on your new journeys and thank you for everything that you did to earn your promotions.”Music Business Worldwide

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