Anthem Entertainment, an independent music company, has announced major changes to its senior leadership in both the publishing and recorded music divisions of the company.
Jason Klein and Sal Fazzari are now both permanently instated as the company’s CEO and CFO, respectively, after serving in those roles as interims since early 2023. Previous to becoming CEO, Klein was svp of legal and business affairs and general manager for Anthem’s Canadian operations. Fazzari was formerly the vp of finance for Anthem and also held previous senior roles in the acquisitions and royalty administration department.
Other changes to leadership are as follows:
Tom Leighton has been appointed to vp, licensing where he will continue to lead the company’s digital licensing efforts. With the new role, he now also oversee sync and general licensing as well.
Andy Hawke has been upped to general manager. Adrian Battiston has been promoted to vp of legal and business affairs. Amanda Dworetsky has been promoted to senior director of legal and business Affairs. Jennifer Correia was also recently appointed as senior director of legal and Canadian operations. Dave Collier has been upped to vp of technology.
Andy Curran has re-joined Anthem as senior a&r consultant. Stephanie Haas has also returned to the company as vp of human resources.
“I appreciate being given the opportunity to lead this great company into its next era with the support of an incredible team,” says Klein. “It’s a privilege to be custodian of such an extraordinary catalog of songs and recordings, to be in a position to support the careers and work of an outstanding roster of songwriters, and to lead the dedicated team of people that make this company exceptional. Anthem is poised to become one of the world’s most impactful independent music companies, driving value for our writers and investors while making a positive and lasting mark in our industry and communities. I’m very excited for the future!”
“I’m very grateful to be part of this world-class team. Anthem has thrived because of the amazing people at its core – from our songwriters and artists to our staff,” says Fazzari. “I am beyond pleased to see a number of our team members who have played an integral part in the evolution of Anthem be elevated to these deserving roles and excited to welcome new executives who will help take Anthem to the next level. I look forward to bringing our vision to life and am thrilled for this new chapter!”
“I have had the privilege to be part of this company for the last 16 years and couldn’t be more excited about the new executive team and the entire Anthem organization,” says Godard. “Anthem is a world class music publisher with very talented people, and we have a real opportunity to grow it to the next level with Jason as our new CEO. I am proud to be part of this new leadership team!”