Manager of Creative, BMG Chrysalis
At BMG Chrysalis for five-plus years, Jill Pedone, 27, has worked with hit-makers from John Legend to Jean Baptiste to Duran Duran. But her passion is signing developing artists, writers and producers. Though she scours the Internet (and Indie Rock Cafe in particular) to seal the deal, she says, "I'm a live rock girl. I need to be able to see them and dance." Her recent signings include Warren Haynes, producer team Robopop, Delta Spirit and Aunt Martha, the lattermost playing three stages at Bonnaroo in June. She also excels at placing talent on TV, recently landing Spirit on "Grey's Anatomy." "I've been doing this for a long time," she says, "and I still get so excited when one of my bands gets a TV placement."
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