Dirty Hit Launches In U.S., Australia

Dirty Hit, home to The 1975 and Wolf Alice, expands its global footprint with a U.S. operation in Los Angeles and a new affiliate in Australia.

Leading the Sydney office is Rachel Jones-Williams, who oversees label activities for the region as General Manager, Asia Pacific.

Jones-Williams joins the independent music company from Sony Music Entertainment, where she most recently served as senior manager, national promotions & communications at Sony Music. Prior to that, she worked as national promotions manager at Caroline Australia, Universal Music’s label services business.

Launching a new record label in a pandemic isn’t without its challenges. “It’s definitely a strange time,” Jones-Williams tells Billboard. “In a normal world we would be seeing a debut tour from Beabadoobee and The 1975 would have been returning around this time for an arena tour. Like the rest of the industry we’re doing our best to adapt to the … Read the rest