Interscope has appointed music industry veteran Cara Donatto (pictured) as Executive Vice President, Head of Media Strategy and Communications for Interscope Geffen A&M Records.
Donatto’s appointment follows the departure of Interscope’s former Executive Vice President and Head of Publicity Dennis Dennehy, who joined AEG Presents in May.
In her new role, Donatto will oversee communications strategy and execution for Interscope Geffen A&M and its associated labels, overseeing the publicity team and the company’s diverse roster of artists.
She will report to IGA Chairman and CEO, John Janick and Vice Chairman, Steve Berman.
Donatto most recently served as Senior Vice President, Publicity at Atlantic Records where she spearheaded media campaigns for a diverse roster of award-winning global superstars including Bruno Mars, Janelle Monáe and Missy Elliot.
Prior to her tenure at Atlantic, Donatto was Director of Media & Artist Relations at Island Def Jam Records, where she developed media strategies for a multitude of the label’s top recording artists, soundtracks and compilations.
Donatto began her career in magazine publishing as Manager of Publicity for Vibe and Spin magazines.
She will be based in Interscope Geffen A&M headquarters in Los Angeles, CA.
“I’ve known Cara for many years now and have seen firsthand what a powerful force she is in navigating the media and advocating for her artists,” said Janick.
“She is an important addition to our executive team.”
“Cara has shown time and again how her savvy approach to nurturing artists helps to build long lasting careers.”
Berman added: “This role is integral to the artist development that is at the foundation of everything we do.
“Cara has shown time and again how her savvy approach to nurturing artists helps to build long lasting careers. We’re thrilled to have her join us at IGA.”
“John, Steve and Joie Manda have built IGA into one of the most creative and culturally important companies in music.”
Donatto said: “John, Steve and Joie Manda have built IGA into one of the most creative and culturally important companies in music.
“I’m excited to join their executive team, and I look forward to working with the diverse and groundbreaking artists at IGA.”
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