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NOISEMAKERS: A LABORIOUS BUNCH

In our latest Noisemakers roundup, we present a fresh batch of rising professionals from different parts of the biz whose dedication and effort make their superiors look good.

At the very least, we're told copies of our mag make for good coasters, which could come in handy at these industry folks' upcoming Labor Day festivities. 




Dharmic Jain
VP of Marketing, Alamo Records

When Alamo’s Jain helped break Rod Wave, he didn’t anticipate taking him from 8m streams a month to back-to-back Top 10s and soon-to-be gold-certified projects, while also navigating Lil Durk to new peaks eight years into his career. The fact that he doesn’t drive a car or ride a bike has given Dharmic more time during quarantine to advance current projects like the latest release from Jacksonville’s Dee Watkins, Problem Child 2, as well as Palm Beach’s wifisfuneral.





 


Erin Dunleavy
Advertising Media Planner, Island

Dunleavy, who presently leads all ad campaigns for the Island roster, was fortunate enough to attend Avicii’s True album-listening party in 2013, an intimate experience that became a bittersweet memory. Along with focusing on strategizing digital campaigns and conceptualizing creative OOH (out-of-home) ads, Erin is working on campaigns for The Killers’ new album, Banner’s “Someone to You,” keshi and Jac Ross. In college, she put aside her aspiration to become an FBI agent in order to pursue a career in the music biz. Let’s hope she doesn’t change her mind again.






Jessica Eason
Senior Marketing Director, Capitol Music Group

Eason has both Motown and Capitol artists in her repertoire, which includes projects from Erykah Badu, Ne-Yo, Vince Staples and rising act Tiana Major9. She spearheaded marketing for Queen Naija’s introductory EP—which had three songs certified platinum—and is currently hard at work on her debut album campaign. It’s safe to say Jessica will never forget working on the historic Beats Music launch event, which included a star-studded concert by Dre with Eminem, Diddy, Nas, Ice Cube, Method Man and other hip-hop luminaries.


 


Kirsten Stubbs
Senior Director, Digital Marketing, Interscope

From Zooms with Selena Gomez and Trevor Daniel to answering calls for Lana Del Rey’s Honeymoon hotline, Stubbs is at the intersection of stans and innovation in her gig. She’s been working with creators, influencers and the SpongeBob SquarePants team to lift Tainy x J Balvin’s “Agua” to nearly 3m creations at TikTok. Along with implementing strategy for Selena’s partnerships with HBO Max, Rare Beauty and PUMA, Kirsten is assisting Gomez with her Black-equality fund PLUS1 to drive awareness, raise money and inspire action on behalf of the Black community.



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In a phenomenal display of cowardice.
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