Alan Pell has been appointed group managing director of London-based Distiller Music Group.
An A&R specialist, the veteran exec brings with him almost three decades’ experience in the U.K. music industry, working in executive roles with the likes of BMG Chrysalis, Universal/Mercury, EMI Chrysalis, Stage Three Music and Bug Music.
Pell is also recognized for his music supervision work on various feature films. Recently, he has consulted for the BBC, Universal Records, Sony CMG and Schubert Music Europe, and has worked with Texas on their recent PIAS album “The Conversation.”
He’ll report to the board of Distiller and will have responsibility for all of the company’s various divisions, which include Distiller Records (The Ramona Flowers, Funeral For A Friend and LOWB), Distiller Music Publishing and the Bath-based Distillery Studios.
In conjunction with label manager Rob Anderson, Pell will also oversee the development of two new divisions: Distiller TV, which is currently creating music-based broadcast content, and Distiller Management.
Commenting on Pell’s appointment, Distiller Music Group CEO Sam Dyson said, “We are looking forward to taking Distiller to the next level together."