Tim Zawada joins The Numero Group as Managing Director – Music Business Worldwide

 Tim Zawada joins The Numero Group as Managing Director – Music Business Worldwide

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The Numero Group has hired Tim Zawada as its new Managing Director.

Until now, Zawada has run his own record label, Star Creature Universal Vibrations.

He joins Numero’s headquarters in Chicago.

The Numero Group was established by Tom Lunt, Rob Sevier, and Ken Shipley in 2003.

It became a part of Secretly Group in 2013 when company partners Ben Swanson, Chris Swanson and Darius Van Arman bought a stake in the reissue specialist and brought it into the Secretly family.

In 2021, The Numero Group will release a box set of Blondie recordings from 1974-1982, following a worldwide joint venture formed with the band and Universal Music Group in 2020.

The company is also planning a 25th Anniversary edition of Unwound’s seminal Repetition, a box set from Pastor T.L. Barrett, records from A.R.T Wilson and more.

Records released by The Numero Group have recently been sampled by The Avalanches, Freddie Gibbs and The Knocks, according to the company.

In 2020 the company acquired catalogs from Syl Johnson, Lenny White, Dick Sutphen’s label Valley of the Sun, Tammy Records, and the UK’s Reflection Records and V4Visions.

“This is a company that I can bring my operational and technical skills to help really scale and mature into the modern media company.”

Tim Zawada

Tim Zawada said: “I’ve spent the last decade living two parallel lives with Numero Group being the perfect intersecting destination.

“Beyond the music, what attracted me to Numero was the size, strength and depth of the catalog, plus the absolute tenacity of their release schedule.

“This is a company that I can bring my operational and technical skills to help really scale and mature into the modern media company.

“We’re building custom CRM and ERP tools from scratch, adding automation to handle analytics, reporting, and KPI metrics – all to free up our creative staff to creatively operate.”

“I’m very excited to open this new chapter of The Numero Group history.”

Rob Sevier, Numero Group

Numero Group Co-Founder Rob Sevier, added: “I first knew of Tim Zawada as someone who DJ’d opposite nights from me at the same 4AM bar, then through his excellent boutique label, Star Creature.

“When I found out that besides late nights and small labels, he, like me, had a penchant for data science, I knew I wanted to work with him.

“I’m very excited to open this new chapter of The Numero Group history.”

“I’ve long admired Tim’s Star Creature label – his unique aesthetic and taste give Numero yet another weapon in our A&R arsenal.”

Ken Shipley, Numero

Numero Co-Founder Ken Shipley said: “I’ve long admired Tim’s Star Creature label – his unique aesthetic and taste give Numero yet another weapon in our A&R arsenal.

“Tim’s twin attack of business and tech savvy is the piece we’ve been missing in our pursuit to transform this humble record company into a 21st century rights management organization.”

 Music Business Worldwide

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