US-based indie rock label Best Noise Music (BNM) has announced key leadership changes at the top of its corporate structure.
The founder of the company, Allen Kovacis now the label’s president – as Dan Waite transitions from president to CEO.
Elsewhere, Steve Kline adds the chairman to his COO title at BNM.
BNM is home to a number of popular rock acts including Five Finger Death Punch, Dirty Heads, The Hu, Asking Alexandria and Bad Wolves.
In addition to his responsibilities at BNM, Allen Kovac is also the founder and CEO of 10th Street Entertainment, the artist management company that is home to Motley Crue, Blondie and more.
Recently, Kovac created a second division at BNM, Better noise canceling filmsan independent global entertainment company developing feature films and other content.
Discussing his label’s new management changes, Kovac said: “Dan and Steve come at a time when Better Noise Music has been the #1 Mainstream rock label for 5 straight years, is the #1 Billboard Hard Rock Imprint, and continues to grow our cumulative international sales through our global offices.
Dan Waite just scored his sixth year at Best Noise Music. Going from President to CEO, his new title of CEO represents his second promotion within the label.
“In this new role,” says Wait“I will aim to maximize the careers and album consumption of our artists signed to our label as we grow the label, growing through new signings, opening new markets and working closely collaboration with the incredible specialists we have in each department of BNM which has allowed us to remain n°1 Rock Label for the last five years.”
Steve Kline worked for 18 years under the Kovac Media umbrella, first at 10th Street Entertainment, and since its inception in 2006, Better Noise Music where he was originally SVP Marketing & Promotion.
“I want to thank Allen for trusting me, as he has for the past 19 years, in this enhanced role at Better Noise,” said Kline.” I am incredibly excited to be working with Allen and Dan to lead our incredible global team to future success.
In 2019, Sir Richard Branson presented Allen Kovac with the Innovator Award at the AIM Association of Independent Music Awards in London.The music industry around the world