First established in 2009, UK music promotions agency Listen Up launched the US arm of its press business on January 26, 2015. The new office is located on the 14th floor of the CNN building on Sunset Blvd in Hollywood and is headed up by Cecilia Doreng-Stearns, former Director of Publicity at Dim Mak Records.
“I’m very excited to be joining Listen Up during this new phase of the company’s international development” says Cecilia “I’m greatly looking forward to building off the strong foundation that James Mack and Luke Neville have established in the UK and beyond.”
Ever since its inception, Listen Up has represented both the pioneers and trailblazers of the international dance music world, working with both underground and mainstream artists, labels and events to deliver bespoke and individually tailored press/radio campaigns. From world-renowned acts like David Guetta to underground club pioneers like Jamie Jones and large-scale festivals like Global Gathering, Listen Up has developed a model that works for their impressively diverse roster of clients.
The move to establish the company in America has subsequently been carefully considered – with Listen Up identifying the opportunity as a natural step forward in their expansion – but waiting until the time was right before making their move.
With both the global reach and fluidity of the contemporary electronic music world – whereby artists’ extensive touring and recording schedules have presented a new challenge in relation to press – Listen Up have reacted by offering clients a new base in the US specifically.
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Listen Up offer a tailored range of bespoke radio, club, online and print promotion campaigns globally. Specialising in electronic music and events – with dedicated press, radio and events departments – they place their clients directly in the spotlight with the experience and knowhow to oversee creative, effective and engaging campaigns. With a client roster boasting the likes of David Guetta, Avicii, Annie Mac and DJ Fresh, festivals/venues including We Are FSTVL, SW4, Ushuaia Ibiza, Sunburn Festival India and International Music Summit (IMS), as well as a host of both major – Universal, Sony, Virgin Records – and independent labels – Positiva, Ministry Of Sound, Ultra Music, Spinnin’ Records – Listen Up is now recognised as one of the market leaders in the world of music promotion services.
Established in 2009 by Managing Director Luke Neville and joined by fellow Director and Listen Up Partner James Mack in March 2011, the company has grown exponentially over the last five years, enjoying it’s most successful year to date in 2014. Working on a total of 15 UK Top 10 records throughout the course of the year, as well as two UK #1 records in the form of Oliver Helden’s ‘Gecko (Overdrive)’ and David Guetta’s ‘Lovers On The Sun’, Listen Up’s ability to deliver results remains largely unparalleled. With a host of exciting new client projects already forecast for the next 12 months coinciding with the opening of their new LA office – a space designed to give clients a dedicated base in the US – their growth, development and success looks firmly set to continue apace throughout 2015 and beyond.