• Carleen Donovan Launches The Oriel Company With Chloë Walsh and Jen Appel

    5 days ago - By Billboard

    Veteran music publicists Carleen Donovan, Chloë Walsh and Jen Appel have joined forces to launch a new communications agency with an impressive list of clients including Grammy Award-winning artists, Academy Award-nominated actors and leading brands.
    Donovan Public Relations is now The Oriel Company , with offices in New York and Los Angeles and looks to elevate how a “modern creative lab and idea house handles media relations, integrated communications, and entertainment consulting,” according to a recent press release.
    “Collectively, Chloë, Jen, and myself share so many great memories...
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  • Indie Label Vets Launch Investment Fund Exceleration Music, Partner With Alligator Records

    5 days ago - By Billboard

    A quintet of indie label veterans have joined together to launch a new investment fund with the goal of supporting artists, creators and entrepreneurs in the indie music world.
    The company, Exceleration Music, is being led by an executive team consisting of former Concord Music Group CEO Glen Barros , former Concord Records president John Burk , former Merlin CEO Charles Caldas , former Ingrooves general manager Amy Dietz and former Epitaph Records general manager Dave Hansen , all of whom have decades of experience in the independent music business. With “substantial investment capital”...
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