Entertainment One (eOne) yesterday announced that Meg Symsyk has joined the company in the newly-created role of Vice President, International Marketing & Management, eOne Music. The appointment was made by Chris Taylor, President, eOne Music.
Symsyk has worked in many facets of the Canadian music industry, including artist management, media, promotion, publishing and touring. She spent the last eight years in artist management at SRO Management/Anthem Entertainment Group, where she primarily handled marketing and media for rock legends Rush globally and managed punk rock icon Brody Dalle. Prior to that, she held posts at Universal Music Canada, initially in radio promotion and then as Director of Marketing
In her new role, Symsyk will bring her industry expertise to oversee artist brand marketing efforts on a global basis for a roster of label and management clients across all genres for the division. This includes the newly acquired artist roster from Last Gang such as MSTRKRFT, Death From Above 1979, as well as management clients Arkells, Jack Novak and Lights.
“I’m so excited to have Meg on board for this next chapter for our music division. She is a dynamic personality with incredible marketing instincts, an unparalleled drive, and international relations that are going to absolutely benefit both the record label and management rosters,” said Taylor.
Symsyk says “I am thrilled to be joining one of the world’s leading entertainment companies, especially at this exciting time with Chris at the helm of eOne Music. Chris has always had such a prodigious vision, having signed, developed, and managed so many amazing artists over the years. With its recently-acquired labels including Dualtone Music Group and Last Gang, eOne is redefining itself in the music industry as an indie with unparalleled global reach and scale.”
In addition to her eOne responsibilities, Symsyk will continue her working relationship with SRO & Rush (Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson, Neil Peart) in the handling of their media. She will also maintain her industry executive board positions as the President, Music Managers Forum Canada (MMF) and Vice-Chair of Factor.