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Music house Human hires Carol Dunn as executive producer

LA-based music house Human Worldwide has hired Carol Dunn as executive producer. Dunn joins Human from post house PS260, where she was executive producer in its West Coast office for two years. She will report to Human’s partner and composer Gareth Williams.

In her new role, Dunn will be responsible for developing Human’s business from their LA office and growing its model to expand its brand, as well as helping market Human to current and potential clients. She will also work hand in hand with its sales team, and has an additional role in helping to create the company music as a creative producer.

At PS260, Dunn worked with many agencies and brands, including Omnicom, WPP, American Greetings, NBA, Hyatt, Kia and Instagram. Prior to that, she was EP/head of sales at Squeak E Clean Productions and Amber Music, where she oversaw and directed their national sales force, marketing and new business efforts. She also had roles at the record labels Capitol Records and Interscope Records, co-producing such soundtracks as Baz Lurhmann’s Romeo + Juliet, Boogie Nights and Office Space.

“I’m excited to bring my career experience from film and TV to Human with the intention of extending our focus beyond advertising,” says Dunn. “I joined Human because it was an opportunity to set my heart’s passion back on my musical career path with a company that has all the tools to change the idea of how a music house functions in our industry. After a rewarding stint in post production, I am overjoyed to be back.”

This news comes off the heels of the company’s expansion with its Sonic Branding department, helmed by senior producer Craig Caniglia, which has created work for brands such as Coca-Cola, IKEA, Visa, GE Appliances and Lowe’s. In addition, Human’s post department Post Human — led by chief engineer Sloan Alexander — recently mixed projects for Adidas, Under Armour, Google, Verizon and Stella Artois.

Music house Elias Arts ups Vincenzo LoRusso to ECD/EVP, adds two

Music shop Elias Arts, with locations in New York and Los Angeles, has made some changes to its creative team. Elias Arts vet Vincenzo LoRusso is now executive creative director/EVP. The studio has also added creative director Mike Goldstein in Los Angeles and Eric Ronick in New York.

The new additions are meant to amp up Elias’ in-house creative services, which they describe as “connecting brands with top musical talent and customized music experiences in the converging music and advertising spaces.”

Goldstein brings expertise in music and filmmaking, while Ronick’s background is a songwriter, artist and musical director.

Eric Ronick and Mike Goldstein

Elias Arts’ founder/composer, Jonathan Elias, who produced such albums for such top bands as Duran Duran and Yes, has continued to do recording in addition to work in addition to working in spots. LoRusso began collaborating with Elias Arts over 12 years ago, producing, mixing and engineering album projects before shifting over to Elias Arts’ commercial work.

LoRusso will lead the LA and New York offices in this new direction, bringing his nearly 20 years of experience producing, engineering and remixing artists such as Debbi Harry, Perry Farrell, Alex Ebert of Edward Sharpe & Magnetic the Zeros as well as members of Cypress Hill and Guns & Roses, among others. Formerly, as creative director and lead composer he helped launch Massive Music’s west coast office, LoRusso most recently led the production team that developed and launched the successful Elias Music Library.

Goldstein got his start working for Rick Rubin at Shangri La Studio Malibu as an engineer and studio manager on albums for the likes of Adele, the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Kanye West. After working with CraveOnline.com to develop several original music series platforms, he collaborated with Russell Simmons’ All Def Digital channel (A.D.D.) to create the web series Odd World: MellowHigh with Odd Future. He also joined the Wu Tang Clan on their 2013 world tour throughout Europe to direct and co-produce an as-yet-untitled Wu Tang Clan documentary.

As songwriter and singer for the successful indie pop rock band Black Gold, Ronick has traveled the world touring with Panic! At the Disco, The Pixies, Ambulance LTD, Neko Case and Echo & the Bunnymen. In addition to writing and performing, Ronick’s experience in music includes working with major record label recording artists as a musical director, launching and running a boutique audio engineering shop and working as a studio manager and recording engineer.