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Jill Pedone joins Sumerian Records as Chief Strategy Officer – Music Business Worldwide

Independent US rock label Sumerian Records has employed Jill Pedone within the newly created position of Chief Strategy Officer.


Pedone shall be heading up publishing and sync for the corporate as properly as working with Sumerian founder and CEO, Ash Avildsen to implement methods to “uplevel all facets of the Sumerian business”.

Sumerian has additionally introduced plans to open Sumerian London later this 12 months. Pedone shall be tasked with overseeing the opening of the London workplace and can finally be based mostly within the UK to completely oversee operations.

Formed in 2006 by founder and CEO, Ash Avildsen, Sumerian Records is behind the careers of rock and different artists such as Asking Alexandria, Poppy, Palaye Royale, Bones UK and most lately, the signing of rock band, Smashing Pumpkins.

The label has achieved 2 x RIAA Gold licensed singles, 5.5 billion artist streams, and 4 Grammy nominations.

Under Pedone’s supervision, Sumerian has already teamed up with Fuga / Songspace for rights administration.

The firm has additionally signed an administration settlement with impartial tech-based mostly firm Killphonic Rights, for help with the enlargement of its catalog choices.

Pedone brings almost 20 years of expertise together with her to the brand new position.

She joins Sumerian following her earlier position of Head Of Creative, Label + Publishing at Lava Records the place she oversaw all sync pitching efforts and A&R for each label and publishing, securing placements in movie, television and promoting for Lava Records, publishing, and catalog.

Pedone was listed on Billboard’s 30 Under 30 checklist, has contributed to a number of RIAA licensed data together with Cleopatra by The Lumineers, Two High by Moon Taxi and From The Fires by Greta Van Fleet.

She has additionally negotiated catalog signings together with these of Soundgarden and Ben Harper.

Pedone has overseen quite a few profitable sync placements together with with Moon Taxi for whom she achieved spots with Netflix’s Atypical, Jeep, BMW X5, Makers Mark and Microsoft and for Greta Van Fleet with the function of Highway Tune in each the trailer for Academy Award nominated film Ford vs Ferrari and the trailer for DC’s Titans Season 2.

In her new position, she’s going to deal with in-home music supervision and licensing for Sumerian Films and Sumerian Entertainment, beginning with the TV present Paradise City, the primary season of which is slated to premiere on Amazon Prime in March 2021.

“I couldn’t be more thrilled to be working alongside Ash and the amazingly dedicated, creative and business savvy team at Sumerian.”

Jill Pedone 

Jill Pedone stated: “I couldn’t be more thrilled to be working alongside Ash and the amazingly dedicated, creative and business savvy team at Sumerian.

“Over the past 14 years Ash has built a thriving, creative company from scratch and launched the careers of some of the biggest and most promising names in alternative music.

“When you are signed to Sumerian, for records or publishing, in every instance it’s because we are fans of your music; that translates into dedication because we whole heartedly believe in what you’re doing.

Added Pedone: “The Sumerian team have an unrivalled, hands on approach that truly allows them to build personal relationships with each artist, giving them the opportunity to fully collaborate on every facet of their record and/or catalog.

“This really is my dream job, it allows me to combine everything I’ve learned in my 19 years in the business and apply it to actionable, quantitative strategies to help further the music and careers of artists in whom I truly believe. I’m so excited for what the future holds.”

“Jill’s sagacious nature and experience in publishing will play a key role in the continued growth of Sumerian.”

Ash Avildsen, Sumerian 

Adding to this, Sumerian founder and CEO, Ash Avildsen added: Jill’s sagacious nature and expertise in publishing will play a key position within the continued development of Sumerian.

“In addition, she brings a way of pleasure and management as a CSO that has confirmed to be infectious. We are lucky to have her. “Music Business Worldwide

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