Secret City Records  announces the appointment of Magali Ould as General Manager.

Secret City Records  announces the appointment of Magali Ould as General Manager.

Secret City has seen exponential growth over the past few years, expanding their team and expertly evolving alongside the ever-changing music market. With these factors in mind, the newly created General Manager role at Secret City will serve as a catalyst for the continued development of the company, by placing dedicated focus on driving and managing the label’s day-to-day operations. Ould steps into this position after serving 12+ years with the company in Marketing, Communications and Project Management roles. Within this new position, she will report directly to President & CEO, Justin West.
 
“Magali has been a key member of the Secret City team for more than a decade,” remarks West. “She understands the label's DNA, is passionate about music and art, and, alongside her extraordinary dedication, cares deeply about the company, the team, and the artists we work with. Combine that with her unique expertise, broad skillset, and hard work, I am thrilled to see her take this step to General Manager.”
 
Ould is one of Québec’s key music-industry leaders for over 16 years. Born and raised in Montreal, she has been involved at every level of the local music scene, from handling guest-lists and packing vinyl to tracking radio and discovering new artists. Ould joined Secret City in 2011, becoming the company’s second employee. Hired as a Publicist, she went on to be named their first Director of Marketing, supervising a team and leading international campaigns for the likes of Patrick Watson, Basia Bulat, Alexandra Stréliski, and collaborating to orchestrate the U.S. late-night TV debuts of The Barr Brothers and Leif Vollebekk. Fully bilingual, Ould has played a key role in Secret City’s expansion into Francophone music, helping to sign artists such as Antoine Corriveau, Rosie Valland, Klô Pelgag and the legendary songwriter Daniel Bélanger.
 
“I’m incredibly thrilled and privileged to take on this position for the next Secret City chapter,” says Ould. “I’m proud of what we’ve accomplished thus far and excited about broadening our reach to new heights. I will continue to provide a passionate and respectful work environment for our staff members and will always keep at center stage the fostering of our artist’s relationships.”
 
West adds, “Secret City’s tremendous growth, as well as the accelerated pace of the changing market, both bring new challenges and opportunities, and drive the need for additional management infrastructure to ensure the relevant parts of the organization continue to function at the highest level. The General Manager role addresses that need, and will help to unlock our potential for future growth and expansion.”
 
ABOUT SECRET CITY RECORDS:
Secret City Records is a Montreal-based Canadian independent label founded in 2006, initially to provide a home for Patrick Watson’s first album, Close to Paradise. Over the years, Secret City’s artists have won multiple awards across many nominations for the Polaris Music Prize, JUNO Awards, ADISQ Awards, and more. The company has certified five gold albums, one platinum album, one double-platinum album, and numerous gold and platinum singles. Secret City also has a single that recently hit gold or platinum-level thresholds in multiple countries, including in the USA, UK, France, Australia, and more. With a full-time staff of fourteen, Secret City’s mission is to be a bridge between art and commerce, with unqualified respect and support for the artist’s vision. It is also passionate about the intersection of music and technology, constantly pushing itself to go beyond its comfort zone. The company values community, fairness, and transparency, and is viscerally independent. It has a worldwide network of indie distributors and promotion teams, in addition to fully managing and controlling its global digital business on its own. Secret City has been, and continues to be, a proud long-standing member of Merlin.
 
ROSTER:
Alexandra Stréliski - Antoine Corriveau - Basia Bulat - The Barr Brothers - Bibi Club – Braids - Daniel Bélanger - Emilie Kahn - Fernie - Gus Englehorn - Jeremy Dutcher - Jesse Mac Cormack - Klô Pelgag - La Force - Leif Vollebekk - Owen Pallett - Patrick Watson - Plants and Animals - Plastikman & Chilly Gonzales - Richard Reed Parry -  Rosie Valland - Shad - Suuns - Unessential Oils - Wilsen