Metal label promotes Sharp, Hosner.

L.A.-based metal label Century Records has promoted VP of sales and distribution Brian Sharp to the newly created post of VP of internal operations. Andrew Hosner, who was manager of sales and distribution, has moved into Sharp's old position.

Sharp has been with Century since 1998, and prior to that was with Metal Blade Records. Hosner joined Century in 2001, and previously worked with Relapse Records. Both report to Century president/GM Marco Barbieri.

The Caroline-distributed independent says its sales for the year to date are up 55% over those of 2003, thanks to the success of acts such as Shadows Fall and Lacuna Coil.

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