Piero Giramonti was named president of Silver Lake, Calif.-based Dangerbird Records, it was announced on Feb. 1.
A music industry veteran who’s held posts at Warner Bros. Records, most recently as SVP of Global Marketing, Sony Music North America, Epic and Virgin Records, Giramonti will oversee all aspects of Dangerbird’s business including the record label, which is home to Silversun Pickups and Fitz and the Tantrums, management (Eagles of Death Metal, producer Tony Hoffer), music publishing, merchandising, licensing, and a recording studio. He reports to Dangerbird CEO and Co-Founder Jeff Castelaz.
“I have long admired Dangerbird and the amazing artists that are on the label and part of the management community,” said Giramonti in a statement. “To be a part of the Dangerbird ethos, where artistry is supported in an environment of the highest integrity, is a dream come true.”
Said Castelaz: “[Piero] has one of the sharpest marketing minds I’ve ever seen, and a fantastic work ethic. Even when running the biggest labels in the world, his first instinct is to roll up his sleeves and get things done.”