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GIBERGA NOT AWOL AT AWAL

Kobalt's label division AWAL has hired industry vet Pete Giberga to the position of Head of A&R, North America. He will be based in NY.

Giberga formerly held A&R positions at 300 Entertainment, Epic and Time Bomb

"Pete is a seasoned A&R executive and the perfect person to help further build AWAL’s A&R team to ensure we provide the best creative support to our clients," said AWAL CEO Lonny Olinick. "His experience across independent and major labels will help us in redefining what an A&R department should look like for today’s industry."

AWAL President, North America Ron Cerrito said, "Pete exemplifies the future of A&R, everything from his deep experience in the traditional model to his ability to build a roster from scratch in the current consumption age. He will lead our team in North America to find the best artists, and be a resource for creative support across our existing roster."

“I couldn’t be more excited about joining AWAL," said Giberga. "What they are building is a novel concept for our evolving record business, and I believe one that will be the blueprint for the next chapter of our industry. I look forward to joining Lonny, Ron and the entire global team.”

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