Independent publisher Big Deal Music Group has promoted four executives – Ashley Alexander, Laila Bengharsa, Amber Packer and Mary Margaret Rogers – to the position of Creative Director.
Bengharsa, Alexander and Packer are headquartered in the firm’s Los Angeles office while Rogers is based in the NYC office.
“We pride ourselves in growing our executive talent from within, and each of these young executives has shown remarkable ability to work alongside our songwriters to create new opportunities for them within our business,” said Big Deal Founder and President, Kenny MacPherson.
“I am looking forward to each of them making even more valuable contributions to our success in their important new positions.”
After graduating from Berklee College of Music, Ashley Alexander joined Big Deal Music Group in 2014 as an A&R Coordinator.
“We pride ourselves in growing our executive talent from within, and each of these young executives has shown remarkable ability to work alongside our songwriters to create new opportunities for them within our business.”
Kenny Macpherson, Big Deal
She has also worked at Warner Bros. Records and with the accomplished film composer Deborah Lurie as a score coordinator for films such as “Katy Perry: Part of Me,” “Safe Haven” and “Music Ado About Nothing” prior to joining BDMG.
Laila Bengharsa joined Big Deal Music Group’s Film and TV Department in 2014 before moving over to the A&R Department as a coordinator.
Prior to joining Big Deal Music, Laila was a production assistant in commercial production.
Amber Packer got her start in the music industry while studying at Berklee College of Music. She joined Big Deal Music Group in 2015. She worked at JGM Artist Management where she handled day to day management for Dan Wilson and Jenny Owen Youngs (who are both Big Deal writers).
Mary Margaret Rogers was brought into the Big Deal Music Group family in October of 2014 as a A&R Coordinator. She previously worked in the energy sector.
[Pictured left to right: Laila Bengharsa, Mary Margaret Rogers, Ashley Alexander and Amber Packer. Photo by Susan Hargrove.]Music Business Worldwide