Paul Piticco’s Dew Process has made two key promotions as the Brisbane-based indie record label gets set for a busy year ahead.
Nathan Wood, who joined Dew Process last year as a publicist, becomes international A&R and content manager. In this new role, Wood will continue to manage creative content for the Dew Process roster, as well as oversee its international A&R strategy across incoming signings and domestic export opportunities.
Wood’s elevation is reward for working on publicity and content campaigns for such acts as Mallrat, Tired Lion, James Vincent McMorrow, Spring King and others. Prior to joining the label, he clocked-up more than a decade in music and media, with stints in radio production and freelance journalism with ABC, Foxtel Music Channels, Rolling Stone and Junkee.
Meanwhile, Wood’s former partner in the label’s publicity department, Annette Gevert, rises to senior promotions manager, a new role. Gevert will be tasked with overseeing all Dew Process artists’ day-to-day publicity strategy. Gevert also banks a wealth of experience working with such companies as including Mushroom Group Promotions, Warner Music Australia and Dew Process sister company Secret Service PR, and handling campaigns for such acts as London Grammar, Mumford & Sons, Bernard Fanning and Tkay Maidza.
In their new roles, Wood and Gevert will continue to report to Dew Process head of marketing Alex Young and Paul Piticco, Dew Process’ CEO.
On the brace of promotions, Young and Piticco jointly commented, “Both Nathan and Annette have worked incredibly hard over the past two years in their respective roles and we were more than happy to promote internally when the opportunity arose. We have a huge 12 months ahead both locally and abroad and excited to continue breaking our incredible artists on an international scale.”
Established in 2002, Dew Process now boasts a second office in Sydney and is a member of the Secret Sounds Group. Its roster includes homegrown acts Kingswood, Last Dinosaurs, Ecca Vandal, Mallrat and internationals London Grammar and Bloc Party.
The new-look Dew Process team was unveiled just hours out from the kick-off of the 2018 Bigsound summit, which counts Wood’s new signing The Beths, an indie pop-punk outfit from New Zealand, among its showcasing artists.