The Independent Label Services Group (“ILS”), a leading worldwide entertainment distributor and marketing company with ties to Universal Music Group and Caroline International, announced the appointment of Eric Alper as Director of Media Relations.
In this role Alper will drive key media outlets to the artists and labels distributed by ILS, as well as oversee ILS’s relationships around the globe. Formerly with Entertainment One, Eric Alper is renowned as one of the world’s top publicists and brings to ILS over two decades of music industry and public relations experience.
“It’s like coming home. ILS Founder Dominique Zgarka hired me at KOCH Entertainment (now eOne Music) 18 years ago. I couldn’t be more excited to join the ILS family and to be working with ILS’s newly-signed artists Fred Eaglesmith, David Clayton Thomas, Brian McKnight, Eliot Lewis, Slaves On Dope, to name a few,” said Alper. “Working with the top PR and radio promotion firms internationally is a dream for me, and the ILS Group is an excellent company that is well positioned for growth with its committed team. I look forward to being a part of the leadership of this remarkable organization as we move forward.”
Zgarka adds, “Having Eric back as part of my family can only be called a godsend. He has truly defined public relations and promotions in our industry. His personal social media following speaks for itself and we’re thrilled to have him work alongside our team on behalf of our artists.”