Last Gang Entertainment

Last Gang Entertainment

June 01, 2015 14:00 ET

Last Gang Announces Chris Moncada as General Manager

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - June 1, 2015) - Last Gang is pleased to announce the appointment of Chris Moncada as the new General Manager. He joins the company June 22, 2015.

Moncada has spent the last 10 years at Warner Music Canada. His most recent position there was as Director of Artist Services, where he was responsible for the labels "360" business interests working with artists such as Billy Talent, Neil Young, Brett Kissel and Scott Helman. Prior to his role in enhanced rights, he spent 8 years in the marketing department.

"Chris has the perfect balance of energy and experience to lead our team while also amplifying the opportunities for our bands. We are extremely excited to have him on board," says Chris Taylor, CEO Last Gang Entertainment.

Moncada will primarily oversee the marketing and release plans for the label's roster but will also lend his support to the manager and publishing roster.

"I've long admired the Last Gang label and its overall business model. I am extremely excited to be joining such an inventive, forward-thinking team to continue breaking Canadian artists worldwide. I owe Steve Kane and the entire Warner Music Canada family a massive thank you for 10 amazing years of growth and friendship," remarked Moncada.

Current General Manager, Matt Smallwood, will remain onboard in a consultancy role as Moncada transitions over to the new post.

Last Gang has had a phenomenal 11th year: The Death From Above 1979 album, "The Physical World" was named the #12 album of the Year by the NME, Chromeo experienced their first crossover smash hit, "Jealous", Tre Mission and Ryan Hemsworth were nominated for Junos, and Americana darling Lindi Ortega took home the award for best Roots & Folk Album at the CCMA's (Ortega is released on Last Gang imprint, "The Grand Tour"). The management division oversees the career of 2015 Juno winner, Lights.

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