BB Gun Press founder Brian Bumbery announced that veteran publicity executive Luke Burland, formerly of Warner Bros. Records, has joined the Los Angeles-based company as a partner.
The two first met in 2002 when Burland hired Bumbery to join her team at the Warner Bros. Records Publicity department, where she served as SVP of Publicity for 14 years, heading up a team that worked closely with Duran Duran, Josh Groban, Jenny Lewis, Lily Allen and others.
Burland, raised in London, moved to the U.S. in 1990 where she began her career at the Los Angeles office of the U.K.-based PR company Laister Dickson, working with Aerosmith, The Cult and The Three Tenors, among others. In 1995, she moved to New York to work with Kathy Schenker’s publicity firm KSA, where she continued to represent Aerosmith and Janet Jackson and worked with Sheryl Crow, No Doubt, Matchbox 20 and Lenny Kravitz. She joined Warner Bros. in 2002.
“I couldn’t be more excited,” Bumbery says. “Luke has always and will continue to be an incredible partner. We share the same vision and enthusiasm for the jobs that we do, she is the best in the business and her insane work ethic is beyond inspiring."
“I could not be more thrilled to be partnering up with Brian,” Burland says. “Both professionally and personally he is a force to be reckoned with and puts his devotion to his artists above all. He is both interested and interesting and you can’t ask for more than that in a business partner and bestie. In the words of the late, great Francine ‘Peaches’ Barker and her partner Herb Fame: ‘Reunited and it feels so good.’”