Downtown Music Services makes a series of promotions for American seniors

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Distribution, publishing, creative marketing and finance company Downtown Music Services (DMS) has done a series of senior management promotions within its marketing, A&R and operational divisions in the United States.

DMS was launched in April as a subsidiary of Downtown Music Holdings, following a change to focus exclusively on music services after Concord acquired the entire catalog of music rights from the New York-based company. for $ 400 million.

Kasey Fries has been promoted to Vice President of Operations, where she will oversee distribution operations for DMS.

His team provides tools to the DMS roster of independent artists and labels, and interfaces directly with DSPs to support each release.

Geoff Halliday has been promoted to vice president of marketing, where he will oversee the marketing of the company’s clients through the sound recording distribution list.

In this new role, Halliday will work with DSPs to foster discovery of independent artists, some of whom have recently included DMS clients like mehro, Fancy Hagood, Zach Hood and Dixie D’Amelio.

Bryan Mooney has been promoted to Vice President of A&R (Pop / Alternative), where he will oversee the global signing and development of pop / alternative artists and labels for the DMS sound recording distribution list.

The list currently includes artists such as Cheat Codes, Hunter Hayes, Matoma, Mick Management’s Mick Music, RAC and others.

Finally, Ray Tapia was named vice president of A&R (Latin).

He will spearhead DMS’s expansion into Latin and regional Mexican, building a roster that currently includes Aldo Trujillo and Polo Gonzalez (GodKing Records), Deluxe Music Group, Grupo Recluta (Boba Records), Los Tucanes from Tijuana, Rap Trap / Alzada and Klan de Santa Fé.

“I couldn’t be more excited to continue working with them and the great artists they support at DMS.”

Ben Patterson, Downtown Music Services

Ben Patterson, COO of Downtown Music Services, said, “Kasey, Geoff, Bryan and Ray are some of the most talented, creative and friendly executives of artists in the music industry today.

“The formal rise to Vice President cements the role they have played at DMS for some time; leaders in the day-to-day operations, marketing and A&R of Downtown Music Services’ global master record distribution team.

“I couldn’t be more excited to continue working with them and the great artists they support at DMS.”


In August, Downtown founder Justin Kalifowitz stepped down as CEO to take on the new role of executive chairman of Downtown Music Holdings.

Kalifowitz has been replaced as CEO by former DMH COO Andrew Bergman.

Last month, Downtown Music Holdings made its first additional leadership changes under Bergman as the company’s new CEO, including the appointment of Andrew Sparkler as Chief Commercial Officer (CBO), the promotion of Brad Yuan to the position Chief Operating Officer (COO) and the appointment of Loredana Cacciotti as Vice President, Digital Licensing and Business Affairs.Music trade around the world


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