Texas-born creators of the Mexican music hit “Unx100to,” Grupo Frontera, have inked a managerial pact with Habibi, the firm led by Noah Assad, who manages the likes of chart-topping Colombian sensation Karol G (excluding Bad Bunny from the Habibi client list).
Variety has confirmed the news, initially reported by Billboard, which follows Grupo Frontera’s recent Latin Grammy nomination for their track “Unx100to,” featuring Bad Bunny and reaching the summit of the Hot 100. Amidst this success, the six-member ensemble is actively wrapping up a series of performances in theaters across the United States.
Previously under the management of Victor Ruiz and the guidance of producer-songwriter Edgar Barrea, Grupo Frontera will now be under the watchful eye of Raymond Acosta, the director of talent management at Habibi.
In a separate development, Downtown Music Holdings has declared the immediate departure of Tracy Maddux from his role as Chief Commercial Officer after 23 years with the company. Despite stepping down, Maddux will remain connected to the company, providing insights as a consultant and advisor supporting strategic initiatives until 2024. Maddux, who joined CD Baby in 2010 and served as CEO for a decade, played a pivotal role in the company’s acquisitions of FUGA and Curve Royalty Systems.
Expressing his sentiments, Maddux stated, “It has been a remarkable journey at Downtown, and I am proud of everything we have achieved together.” He expressed gratitude to Andrew Bergman and Justin Kalifowitz for their support during their 13 years of collaboration.
Warner Chappell Music (WCM) has announced the elevation of A&R executive BJ Hill to senior VP of A&R. With a decade-long association, Hill has worked with Lady A and the Dan + Shay duo. His current responsibilities include nurturing emerging talents such as the720, Zack Dyer, and Sophia Scott. President and CEO of Warner Chappell Music Nashville, Ben Vaughn, praised Hill for his unwavering support, labeling him as a valuable asset with an exceptional ear for talent. Hill, who joined Warner Chappell in 2002, initially served as an associate catalog manager before transitioning to the A&R department in 2005.