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Downtown Music Services Announces Raft of US Senior Promotions

November 10, 2021 by Team Downtown

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NEW YORK AND LOS ANGELES, November 10, 2021 - Downtown Music Services , which offers bespoke distribution, publishing administration, creative marketing and finance solutions to entrepreneurial creators and their partners, has announced a number of senior executive promotions within its US marketing, A&R and operations divisions.

Kasey Fries has been promoted to the role of Vice President of Operations where she’ll continue to oversee distribution operations for Downtown Music Services through the company’s rapid growth. Having spearheaded a platform redesign improving client experience from analytics to financial reports, her team provides cutting edge 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 the role of Vice President of Marketing, where he’ll oversee the marketing of Downtown Music Services clients across the sound recording distribution roster. In this new role, Geoff will continue engaging DSPs to drive discovery of independent artists, some of which have recently included DMS clients like mehro, Fancy Hagood, Zach Hood, and the debut of Dixie D’Amelio.

Bryan Mooney has been promoted to the role of Vice President of A&R (Pop/Alternative) where he’ll oversee the global signing and development of pop/alternative artists and labels to the Downtown Music Services sound recording distribution roster that currently includes Cheat Codes, Hunter Hayes, Matoma, Mick Management’s Mick Music, RAC and others. 

Ray Tapia has been promoted to the role of Vice President of A&R (Latin) to spearhead Downtown’s continued expertise in Latin and Regional Mexican, building out a roster that currently includes Aldo Trujillo and Polo Gonzalez (GodKing Records), Deluxe Music Group, Grupo Recluta (Boba Records), Los Tucanes de Tijuana, Rap Trap/Alzada, and Santa Fe Klan.

Ben Patterson Chief Operating Officer of Downtown Music Services said, "Kasey, Geoff, Bryan and Ray are among the most talented, creative and artist-friendly executives in the music industry today. The formal elevation to Vice Presidents cements the role they played at DMS for some time; leaders in the day to day operations, marketing, and A&R of the global Downtown Music Services master recording distribution team. I couldn't be more excited to continue to work alongside them and the great artists they support at DMS."