Hallwood Media, Neil Jacobson’s new writer-producer management company, announced today the hiring of creative music executive Cristina Chavez as SVP of A&R / Management. Chavez will focus on expanding Hallwood Media – which already represents some of the music industry’s most in-demand creators – deeper into the R&B and Hip-Hop space.
“Cristina is a wonderful addition to our team and brings two important skills to Hallwood,” shared Jacobson, Hallwood Media founder and CEO. “First, she’s brilliant and has great relationships across the industry that will benefit her clients and our overall roster. Second, she brings knowledge from the P.R.O. world that is extremely specialized and will be hugely important as the publishing side of our industry undergoes a massive shift over the next 18 months.”
Chavez has deep and diverse industry relationships earned through a career spent at its creative nexus, facilitating connections between artists, writers, producers and brands. Most recently she served as ASCAP’s Membership Executive in the Urban Department, where she was charged with servicing existing relationships as well as seeking out new talent to bring to the legendary performing rights organization. Prior to ASCAP, Chavez spent five years at BET, overseeing the network’s tastemaking Music Matters campaign, booking noteworthy up-and-coming artist performances and interviews with rising talent like Kendrick Lamar, H.E.R., J. Cole, Jazmine Sullivan, Big Sean and Melanie Fiona and developing successful live and touring events for the network.