STAFF CUTBACKS AT INTERSCOPE AND GEFFEN -- WILL THE LABELS SOON MERGE?
From All Access: While there is no official comment on a staff downsizing at INTERSCOPE and GEFFEN RECORDS, or the rumors of a combined promotion staff for both labels, it was a very tough day for everyone. ALL ACCESS has been able to confirm that a number of folks have left the labels.
On the INTERSCOPE side:
Nat'l AC & Hot AC Promo Dir. SCOTT EMERSON leaves after nearly 15 years. Reach him at home at (818) 762-8826 or the cell at (310) 403-4529, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
CHARLOTTE-based CAROLINA's promo veteran of 18 years JAY LEWIS. Find him at home at (843) 921-1247 or email@example.com.
Tour Marketing exec JENN FEDERICI.
On the GEFFEN side:
Nat'l AC & Hot AC Promo Dir. DARA KRAVITZ is leaving after 8 years. DARA is at firstname.lastname@example.org or (917) 554-2468.
NEW YORK-based promotion rep JIMMY FAY. He's available at (917) 721-0243.
BALTIMORE/WASHINGTON veteran DAN WATSON who moves on after 7 years. Get to him at (240) 988-1946 or email@example.com.
SOUTHEAST Rep BEBOP HOBEL exits after 8 years. Get to BEBOP on the cell at (678) 464-2532 or home at (404) 874-0368, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Also out at Interscope is longtime A&R guru Mark Williams.