Chris Moradi has joined music trade writer-producer administration firm Hallwood Media as Senior Vice President, Promotion & Licensing.
Moradi joins Hallwood from Interscope Geffen A&M Data, the place he spent 22 years on the label group, most just lately main Nationwide High 40 Radio Promotion.
It was at IGA that Moradi was first launched to Hallwood Media founder and CEO Neil Jacobson.
Neil Jacobson was the long-time President of Geffen Data in Los Angeles, earlier than exiting the UMG label in 2019 and launching Hallwood Media in 2020.
Hallwood Media’s writer-producer roster consists of Jeff Bhasker (Kanye West, Bruno Mars), Murda Beatz (Drake, Ariana Grande, Migos), David Stewart (BTS, Jonas Brothers), IAmTash (Pop Smoke), Yung Dza (Cardi B), Bipolar Sunshine (DJ Snake, Beyonce), Seaside Noise (Kendrick Lamar, Child Keem) and Brendan O’Brien (Pearl Jam, Bruce Springsteen).
In its first 12 months, Hallwood Media achieved three Billboard Sizzling 100 No. 1’s – Cardi B’s Up, produced by Serbia-based producer Yung Dza, BTS’ Dynamite, co-written and produced by the London-based David Stewart and Jessica Agombar, and Polo G’s Rapstar, co-written by Murda Beatz.
Hallwood Media says that in the present day’s announcement “is the newest in quite a few strategic govt hires that has properly positioned Jacobson’s administration firm for achievement in in the present day’s shifting music economic system.”
In January 2021, Jacobson deliberate to lift $200 million through an IPO on the New York Inventory Trade.
In February, he was profitable in taking his SPAC, The Music Acquisition Company [TMAC], public in a $230m IPO.
“Chris has been one in all my favourite executives for a really very long time.”
Neil Jacobson, Hallwood Media
Neil Jacobson, Hallwood Media founder and CEO, mentioned: “Chris has been one in all my favourite executives for a really very long time.
“His expertise, particularly with understanding the best way to promote music in its most rudimentary kind is what units him aside.
“As all the trade shifts, particularly because it pertains to music discovery and licensing, realizing the best way to articulate the weather of what our producers, songwriters and their music do to an entire new set of music shoppers on the wholesale degree can be each a profit to them and to our unimaginable clientele.
“As I’ve mentioned earlier than, ‘Licensing is the brand new Radio’ – and we’re bringing in probably the greatest radio individuals on this planet to drive that shift.”
“in the present day new music discovery can come from wherever.”
Chris Moradi, added: “Radio promotion has been the driving power for brand new music discovery for many years and whereas it stays an vital a part of an artist’s journey, in the present day new music discovery can come from wherever.
“By making use of promotion insights to TV, movie, gaming, streaming, social media and its influencers, we’ll guarantee Hallwood’s world class secure of producers and songwriters get each alternative to be heard. I wish to thank Neil for this chance, he’s a visionary dealmaker and I stay up for working with him to assist bend audiences nearer to the artwork.
“I additionally wish to thank my Interscope household – John Janick, Brenda Romano, Chris Lopes and Nino Cuccinello – for permitting me to assist form tradition on the world’s most iconic label for over twenty years.”Music Enterprise Worldwide