Asheville, NC (PRWEB) July 16, 2008
Music Allies (http://www.musicallies.com) announces that industry veteran Ron Phillips will be joining their team as Retail Sales & Marketing Specialist. Ron will offer his expertise in distribution, retail sales and marketing to help insure that independent artists and labels under the Music Allies umbrella receive the smartest tactical approach from their distributor and retail accounts. He brings with him an extensive understanding of all key Independent Distributors as well as a thorough knowledge of the current retail environment.
Phillips comes to Music Allies with over 25 years of music industry experience including roles as VP of Catalog Sales for Warner Music Group and Director of Purchasing and Inventory Management at Amazon.com. By adding retail marketing and sales to its services, Music Allies now offers a complete solution for artists looking to release and market music without the help of major labels.
Music Allies is the marketing power behind a number of prestigious independent labels and festivals. Breaking new ground in the music industry, Music Allies levels the playing field for independents by providing them access to opportunities traditionally reserved for major labels. The company provides an arsenal of services including radio promotion, marketing, retail sales, online promotion, publicity and artist development and works with such artists as Aimee Mann, G. Love and Special Sauce, Ani DiFranco, The Blind Boys of Alabama, Kaki King, Joan Osborne, the Bonnaroo Music Festival and more.
For more information on Music Allies, or to schedule an interview with Ron Phillips or Sean O'Connell, please contact Crissa Requate (crissa @ musicallies.com) at Music Allies, 828-252-6300