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Concord appoints Tom Becci to new role of CEO of its label group

By | Published on Thursday 10 August 2023


Concord has announced the hire of Tom Becci to the newly created role of CEO at its labels business. Reporting into overall Concord CEO Bob Valentine, Becci will head up the Concord Label Group, overseeing all of the firm’s recorded music operations, including frontline labels and catalogue.

Becci previously had a long career at EMI in the US, having joined the major in 1993. When it was acquired by Universal Music in 2012, he became COO of Universal Music Group Nashville.

He then moved over to management firm Red Light in 2016 where he worked with founder Coran Capshaw on organisational structure and planning, and helping the company identify and pursue new business and investment opportunities.

Both Becci and his new boss Valentine are “THRILLED” about him joining Concord. “Having admired the work of Concord for years, I am THRILLED to join this incredible company”, Becci says.

“It is abundantly clear that the label group’s passionate, dedicated team works day in and day out in service of its artists and has built something truly unique”, he goes on.

“With the help of the label presidents, the entire Concord staff, and inimitable artists like Pierce The Veil, Killer Mike, Thirty Seconds To Mars, Allison Russell and so, so many more, I can’t wait to continue building on what has been established and usher Concord Label Group into a new era”.

Valentine adds: “Concord is at a pivotal point in its company story. We have assembled an incredible and diverse roster of artists and a terrific, artist-centric staff around the world… and we are not slowing down”.

“Tom has spent his career helping to operate and lead some of the most important recorded music and artist management groups in the US”, he continues. “He knows what it takes to keep a music enterprise culturally, financially and operationally healthy”.

“I am eager to work with him as we continue to bolster our global footprint in support of artists and creators, as well as their legacies”, he concludes. “As we enter this next chapter for Concord Label Group, I am THRILLED to have him at the helm along with our label presidents and Concord’s senior team”.

Valentine himself took on the CEO job at the wider Concord company last month, after previous CEO Scott Pascucci and Chief Label Officer Tom Whalley stood down from their day to day roles at the top of the business.