LOS ANGELES, CA (February 1, 2011) – Acclaimed independent music company Dangerbird has announced that industry veteran Piero Giramonti has joined as their new President. In this new position based at the company’s headquarters in the Silver Lake district of Los Angeles., Giramonti will oversee all six divisions of Dangerbird’s business, including the record label, management, music publishing, merchandising, licensing, and recording studio.
“I have long admired Dangerbird and the amazing artists that are on the label and part of the management community,” said Piero Giramonti, President of Dangerbird. “There is no question that Dangerbird is poised to take the next step in its development, and I could not be more enthusiastic about being a part of that process. To be a part of the Dangerbird ethos, where artistry is supported in an environment of the highest integrity, is a dream come true.”
Said Dangerbird CEO and Co-Founder Jeff Castelaz, “Piero is a great addition to the Dangerbird team. He has one of the sharpest marketing minds I’ve ever seen, and a fantastic work ethic. Even when running the biggest labels in the world, his first instinct is to roll up his sleeves and get things done. Having him at Dangerbird, between me and our General Manager, Matt Solodky, will be extremely beneficial long-term for the company and our artists alike.”
San Francisco-born Piero Giramonti brings a wealth of experience to his new duties as President of Dangerbird. His previous position was Senior Vice President, Global Marketing for Warner Brothers Records, in which he oversaw all global marketing campaigns for Warner Brothers and Reprise Records artists, in more than 30 territories around the world. Prior to that, Giramonti served as Senior Vice President of Video and DVD Production for Sony Music North America; as well as Senior VP, Marketing at both Epic Records and Virgin Records, based in New York and Los Angeles respectively. Giramonti was also an International Marketing Executive with EMI based in London, U.K. and Milan, Italy for nearly a decade.
Co-founded by Castelaz and Chief Creative Officer Peter Walker in 2004, Dangerbird is now home to more than 30 bands and producers. Key Dangerbird Records artists include Beady Eye, Silversun Pickups, Fitz and the Tantrums and The Limousines. Dangerbird Licensing operates as a stand-alone agency, pitching Dangerbird’s artists as well as providing representation of Jack Johnson and the Brushfire Records roster; The Temper Trap; Kele Okereke (of Bloc Party); The Vaccines, and more. Dangerbird Management represents Eagles of Death Metal, Jon Fratelli of The Fratellis, and producer Tony Hoffer (Phoenix, The Kooks, Beck).
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