Phil Kaso has been promoted to SVP of rock promotion for Atlantic Records/Elektra Music Group.
Kaso was most recently VP of rock promotion for Elektra. Music Week reports that In his new post, he will expand his current duties to lead promotion strategy and campaigns for both Atlantic’s and Elektra’s rock rosters.
The report adds that the individual labels’ regional promotion teams will continue to work their respective artists, under Kaso’s direction.
Based at Warner Music Group’s New York headquarters, he now reports jointly to Andrea Ganis, president of promotion for Atlantic Records, and Greg Dorfman, EVP, promotion for Elektra Music Group.
Kaso’s appointment follows the recent retirement of veteran rock promotion executive Lea Pisacane after 34 years at Atlantic.
“Lea Pisacane is beyond extraordinary on so many levels – clearly a total legend in rock promotion and a brilliant, vibrant, charismatic person to boot,” said Andrea Ganis. “We’ve been together for over three decades, and I’ve been lucky enough to witness her strategically put all our artists on the map to thrive and succeed. A 34-year run is remarkable in any business, but particularly in ours, which has sustained so many changes – it’s a tribute to Lea that she’s flourished consistently, and to say she will be missed is a vast understatement.
“She leaves very big shoes to fill, but if anyone can do it, it’s Phil. From his two decades at Roadrunner to his latest Elektra post, he’s been a passionate and dedicated rock champion, driven by a true fan’s enthusiasm. We’re excited that Atlantic will now also benefit from his unmatched expertise.”