Range Media Partners Makes Music Moves, Adds Lisa Wolfe, Sam Drake
Range Media Partners has added Lisa Wolfe as Range Music senior VP of operations and Sam Drake as director of A&R and publishing.
Wolfe joins Range following stings at Columbia Records and Modest! Management. At Columbia, she oversaw high-profile campaigns, industry advertising and chart and airplay strategy for major artists artists including Destiny’s Child, Beyoncé and Mariah Carey, Bruce Springsteen and Billy Joel, while at Modest! Management she worked with One Direction from the start of their career, as well as 5 Seconds Of Summer, Niall Horan, Anthony Ramos and Little Mix, according to the announcement.
Drake joins Range after seven years in A&R at Sony Music Publishing where her accomplishments include signing New Zealand-based artist BENEE, and Jon Bellion.
“Lisa Wolfe is an outstanding all-around executive with vast experience in the music business. We couldn’t feel more privileged to have her join our company as the SVP of Operations to help continue to make sure that our communication and services are as finely tuned as can be. Her knowledge of promotion, artist development and global touring has been invaluable to our younger executives and artists alike,” says Range co-founder and managing partner Matt Graham. “Sam Drake is an outstanding publishing executive who came to us with a real desire to broaden her skills and become not just a great A&R and publisher, but a highly skilled manager capable of overseeing all aspects of a writer/producer’s career. We are already seeing her thrive within Range and signing at a high level, and we look forward to the impact she will have on our impending publishing venture.”
Range Media Partners’ music division is helmed by managing partners Matt Graham, Jack Minihan, Tyler Henry, Melissa Ruderman, Chris Thomas and Evan Winiker, as well as partners Michele Harrison, Greg Johnson, Rachel Douglas and Ace Christian.
Since its inception just more than a year ago, the division has launched its own label in partnership with Capitol Music Group (CMG) and Virgin Music & Artist Label Services (Virgin), and represents a wide range of talent including Jack Harlow, Justin Tranter, Cordae, Midland, Nova Wav, Nicky Romero, D Smoke, PARTYNEXTDOOR, Hailey Whitters, MAX, HARV, Sean Douglas, Wondagurl, Disco Biscuits and more.