The bird is the word, and the official word states that Brian Corona has been named Sr. Director/National Promotion for ARTISTdirect Records. Corona, long time Capitol Records Sr. Director/Alternative-AAA Promotion, has the new tittle of ARTISTdirectís National Promotion Director at the Alternative and Modern Rock formats, and will also oversee AAA releases. Dawn Hood, VP/Promotion for the fledgling label told FMQB, "We're so thrilled to have Brian here.
We know he'll be a dynamic
asset to our company. He's got the ability and peer respect to do the job, but he's passionate about
the music, and as a person, he truly meshes with ARTISTdirect's vision and philosophy." Corona
added, "Dawn Hood was one of my mentors at Charisma Records, and I'm thrilled to get another
opportunity to work with her. To be part of the initial vision that Ted Field and Marc Geiger are
creating on the label side of ARTISTdirect is truly inspiring. This is a team of absolute and complete
visionaries." In addition to his stay at Capitol, also climbed the ladders at Sony 550 Music, New York local promotion for
Mercury Records and Philadelphia local promotion for Charisma Records. Good luck mista!