Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Partisan Records appoints Sara Dempsey as Director of Sales | Music Business Worldwide

Partisan Records has appointed Sara Dempsey as Director of Sales.

Dempsey (pictured) will oversee Partisan’s sales and streaming strategy, reporting to Label Manager Andy Hsueh and Global MD Zena White.

Dempsey joins Partisan with over 14 years of sales experience, most recently at ABKCO, where as Associate Vice President of Sales & Marketing she worked on campaigns including several Rolling Stones reissues and HBO’s Big Little Lies soundtrack.

She’s also previously worked at Interscope, ADA, and The Orchard.

This is a new position for the record label, which has increased its global staff by 25% in the past year.

Partisan has enjoyed recent international breakthroughs acts with the likes of Idles and Cigarettes After Sex, and a 2019 Grammy nomination for Bombino’s ‘Deran.’

2019 releases will include a new album from Cigarettes After Sex, reissues from the Fela Kuti catalogue, Deer Tick, Mercury Rev, TENDER, Fontaines DC, Body Type, Craig Finn and more.

“Sara’s unique talent and experience is perfect for our growing label in the evolving landscape.”

Zena White, Partisan

Dempsey said: “I am ecstatic to join the Partisan team. I’ve long admired Partisan, not only for their amazing roster and brilliant A&R, but for the passion and innovation they bring to their campaigns. They’re great people doing great work.

Partisan’s Managing Director Zena White added: “Sara’s unique talent and experience is perfect for our growing label in the evolving landscape.

“She is a star in her field and is set to drive forward our sales across all formats. We’re very lucky to have her.”Music Business Worldwide


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