Dramatico Entertainment was founded in 2000 by songwriter, musician, producer and composer Mike Batt. In April 2008, Dramatico was ranked 31st in the Real Business ‘Hot 100’ fastest growing UK firms and was the fastest growing company in the entertainment industry. In addition to Gurrumul, the label’s roster includes multi-million selling Katie Melua, Marianne Faithfull, Carla Bruni, Sarah Blasko, Asa, Jem, Andrea McEwan and Florence Rawlings.

Dramatico opened its US office in 2008 headed by music industry veteran Josh Zieman. The US office is home to Katie Melua. Since 2008, Dramatico has released four Katie Melua albums including her latest project The House out August 3rd, 2010. Melua has toured the States extensively, performed on the Today Show and sold over 200,000 records.

In additon to Katie Melua, Dramatico US will be releasing the US debut by award-winning, blind indigenous Australian musician, Gurrumul, who's self-titled debut has achieved major worldwide acclaim including platinum sales in Australia and a top 10 World Music album in the UK, France, Germany and Belgium.

The Dramatico US team has also picked up the hugely successful Australian chanteuse Sarah Blasko with her album As Day Follows Night, produced by Bjorn Yttling of Peter, Bjorn and John set to hit American soil in August of 2010.

Dramatico US is a small team of dedicated and passionate music fans. All releases are distributed by Universal Music Distribution (UMD).

Josh Zieman, U.S. Operations

Josh Zieman runs the U.S. Company which is an associated label of Universal/Motown Records. Josh also oversees artist management, marketing and publishing units.

Josh brings over 25 years experience managing artists and marketing music at both major and independent music companies. Most of his expertise is in creating and implementing marketing campaigns for new, emerging and superstars artists in the pop genre, and he has also had a lot of success with artists who were at the top of their own niches and crossed over into the mainstream. Josh has received 38 RIAA sales awards, and has been directly involved in selling more than 50 million albums in the U.S.

Prior to joining Dramatico, Josh was Vice President, Marketing at EMI’s Manhattan/Blue Note. He was also, General Manager of Papa Joe Records, a division of Geffen Records in Los Angeles. He has also held the positions of General Manager at major independent label Razor and Tie and Vice President, Marketing at Columbia Records and Mercury Records in New York. Josh also spent 7 years at Side One Management working with Rosanne Cash, Steve Earle, The Icicle Works and Modern English.

josh@dramatico.com 212-262-3388

Brittany Leib, Director of Publishing

Brittany spearheads all creative, business development, and administrative aspects of Dramatico’s three publishing entities in the United States. With a solid publishing background from her work at the Harry Fox Agency in the Publisher Services department and ABKCO Music and Records in the Licensing department, Brittany works closely with Dramatico’s songwriters, engaging our clients and connecting with industry professionals to create fresh and significant business opportunities.

brittany@dramatico.com 212-262-3388

Rachel Mintz, Director of Marketing

Rachel Mintz has close to 20 years experience working in the industry. Her background includes a history of both independent and major label/distribution experience. Beginning with her first job at TVT Records on the ground floor of Nine Inch Nails, Rachel has worked with a variety of artists, projects and labels including Bon Jovi (multiple releases), Lucinda Williams (Car Wheels on a Gravel Road), Moby (Play), Brandi Carlile (Brandi Carlie), Gomez (How We Operate), Kathy Griffin, Def Jam, Provident Label Group, Music with a Twist, ATO, Elektra, and more. Rachel has been involved with many successful grassroots marketing campaigns, has forged relationships with several industry tastemakers and works closely with the team at Dramatico in continuing to develop innovative and groundbreaking talent.

rachel@dramatico.com 212-262-3388

Dramatico Entertainment Ltd.
3 Columbus Circle, Suite 507
New York, NY 10019
Telephone: 212-262-3388

For more information in the US: info@dramatico.com