Entertainment management company the Collective welcomes two new managers: Anna Jacobson-Leong and Joey Simmrin.
As the Los Angeles-based firm's first East Coast executive, Jacobson-Leong is managing such artists as the Crash Kings, Transit, I Am the Avalanche, Hacienda and Gameday Regulars, all of whom will release albums this fall.
Jacobson-Leong previously served as a manager at New York-based management company ECG, working with such acts as The Gaslight Anthem, New Medicine, Crime In Stereo and Die! Die! Die!
Simmrin, most recently with Sanctuary 5B Artist Management, is managing a lineup of musical acts that includes Escape the Fate, Architects, Lower Than Atlantis, Blitz Kids and Get Scared as well as electronica artists Tek-One and Schoolboy.
Simmrin formerly served as head of the Los Angeles office of 5B Artist Management, which functions under the Universal Music Group umbrella and later merged with Sanctuary. Prior to that, he was partner/CEO of L.A.-based One Moment Management, where he worked with such acts as Escape the Fate, Matchbook Romance, Automatic Loveletter and The Millionaires.
"With Joey's and Anna's outstanding relationships in the creative community and shrewd understanding of how the music industry is evolving, they are outstanding additions to our team," says The Collective CEO Michael Green.
The Collective also recently launched its Collective Sounds record label headed by Tom "Grover" Biery with the March 22 release of "Belong," the sophomore album by the Pains of Being Pure at Heart (Billboard, March 18). Albums from Red Jumpsuit Apparatus and Hacienda are slated for later this year.