Biz 3 PR veteran Dana Meyerson has launched an imprint called Slashie through Mom + Pop Music. Its first release is “Finally,” the new EP from Los Angeles-based Canadian singer-songwriter Elissa Mielke, and its next will be “Wrecked,” a new single from queer country artist Evil, which was co-produced by Bill Reynolds from Band of Horses and is dropping at the end of this month.
According to Meyerson, the imprint takes its name from the local term for hybrid bar-liquor stores in her hometown of Chicago — “sort of business in the front, party in the back” institutions, and it’s also slang for a multi-hyphenate.
Over the years Meyerson has also freelance-A&R’ed for Warner — where she helped to sign Grammy-nominated rapper Chika — as well as Skrillex’s label OWSLA, and Mom+Pop, where she helped to sign singer Alina Baraz.
Meyerson will continue in her role as partner (and 16-year veteran) at Biz 3, where she has worked closely with a wide variety of artists, including Jessie Reyez, Jorja Smith, Danny Brown, Diplo and his Mad Decent label and newer artists like Remi Wolf, Lolo Zouai and Reggie. She splits her time between Chicago and Los Angeles.
Commenting on the deal, Mom+Pop chief Michael Goldstone says, “We’ve wanted to work with Dana Meyerson and her imprint Slashie for quite some time. Dana is a cultural force with so much respect from the artist and business community. She is still at Biz 3 doing her magic, but we’re glad to have her with us. Dana’s aesthetic is diverse and broadens our musical reach. We are thrilled to build Slashie with Dana in the years to come and our first imprint at Mom+Pop!”