Mel Carter’sÂSecond Estate Records Names Katie Kay General Manager and Adise Bellille President

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LabelRecently Partnered with Warner Records for Philly Rapper 2Rare

More New Music Coming In 2023

Second Estate Records, a new label founded by A&R veteran and entrepreneurÂMel Carter, today namedÂKatie Kay its General Manager andÂAdise Bellille its President. Together, Kay and Bellille will shepherd upcoming releases from buzzing Philadelphia phenomenonÂ2RareÂand many more acts in partnership withÂWarner Records viaÂSecond Estate’srecently mintedÂworldwide joint venture.

Welcoming these executives to the team, Cartersaid, “Katie and Adiseare both talented music executives who understand how to move an artist in an ever-changing landscape. With their knowledge and expertise, I’m confident we can take Second Estate to the next level. This is a huge win for our label and the roster we are developing.”

Steve Carless, President of A&R, Warner Records, commented, “Katie’s experience has given her a unique perspective on artist marketing and development, while Adisehas a strong foundation in live music and entertainment. They are both incredible additions to Mel Carter’s creative executive team. We look forward to what the Second Estate roster will accomplish in 2023 and beyond.”

Echoing this sentiment, Kay stated, “I’m thrilled to join Mel Carter and Second Estate at this pivotal moment and excited about all of the new talent we’re bringing to the mainstream, including 2Rare. 2Rare’s talent is undeniable, and his vision, presence, and drive are all equally inspiring.”

Rapper2Rareis one of the leading purveyors of Philly club music. His influence has been infectious since his arrival with “Q-Pid,” his debut smash single in collaboration withLil Durk. 2Rare’s standout verse onNLE Choppa’s“Do It Again” garnered him his first entry onBillboard’sHot 100 chart. 2Rare continues to grow and master new sounds on his way to superstardom.

KatieKaypreviously served as Vice President of Marketing at Cinematic Music Group, strategizing multiplatinum releases by the likes of Flipp Dinero, Big Yavo, Cam’ron, and more. Working in artist management, she previously facilitated projects for everyone from Wale to YFN Lucci. In 2022,HitsDailyDoublenamed her among its“Noisemakers,”and she appeared on the publication’s2023Women’s History Monthcover.

Adise Bellilleremains a renowned entertainment and hospitality entrepreneur. He founded New York-based nightlife hub Carefree Nation and has successfully opened, owned, and operated popular hotspots such as Greenhouse NY, W.I.P. (Work in Progress), and Kovo in addition to Oui Cocktail Lounge. Bellille also ignited the launch of Coney Artwalls—a popular festival venue in Coney Island.

Kay and Bellille join the current Second Estate team alongside founder, Mel Carter; Director of Operations Brittany Mortera; A&R Fat Ricky; and Project Manager Fame Combs.

Stay tuned for more from Second Estate and Warner Records.




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