40 Under 40: Julie Pilat

JULIE PILAT

Former Alternative Brand Manager, Clear Channel Media And Entertainment; Former Assistant PD/Music Director, KISS (102.7) Los Angeles

 

Recognition on the 40 Under 40 list is based on achievement in the preceding 12 months, and Julie Pilat, 36, concluded her eligibility year on a high note, as alternative brand manager for Clear Channel Media and Entertainment and assistant PD/­music director for Los Angeles top 40 leader KISS (102.7)—and she then revealed she’s taken a new position she’ll announce this month. At KISS, Pilat helped launch such hit-makers as Nicki Minaj, Pitbull, the Lumineers, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and Jason Derulo. Under Pilat, the station also launched “The Weekend Mixtape,” which began as a live stream from her office before it evolved into a weekly broadcast with a live studio audience and performances. Pilat is ready to have a similar influence in the streaming space, an area that has been gaining her attention in recent years. “I grew up in radio and music,” she says. “My new position will be like going to digital grad school.” As Pilat says, “Through building community, curation and original content, the opportunities are endless in the streaming world for both fans and artists.”

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