BETH ANN HILTON
Prior to co-founding New Age Universe, Beth Ann Hilton was Manager of Communications and Promotions for Warner Music Group, Inc., where she was responsible for creating partnerships and strategic promotions for WMG's Atlantic, Elektra, Warner Bros./Reprise, WEA Latina, and Rhino Record labels as well as its AOLTW sister companies.
Prior to WMG, Beth worked in Business and Legal Affairs at the premiere music reissue/compilation company, Rhino Entertainment, where she was also active in the company's Social & Environmental Responsibility Team (SERT) and the Women's Product Development Team, producers of the innovative female-targeted "Heartbeats" album series and the Grammy-nominated "Respect" box set.
Beth began her career as an associate editor at Harcourt Brace Jovanovich Publications (now Advanstar Communications) and became the youngest managing editor in the history of the company, winning seven editorial excellence awards for the fashion trade magazine she edited. During this time, she successfully filled a marketing/publishing niche in the bodywear marketplace for the first time by creating a magazine called ACTIVE!
Moving into marketing, Beth then joined Rowland Worldwide, a top public relations firm owned by the world - renowned marketing firm of Saatchi and Saatchi, to facilitate fashion marketing for their premiere client, E.I. DuPont de Nemours. As account executive responsible for the LYCRA spandex brand, she worked with leading fashion designers and editors to solidify the brand's presence in the trade community as well as among consumers. Beth also creatively contributed to the Teflon, Barbie, Mattel and the fantastic "Mall of America" launches, while also managing everyday press contacts and client relationships.
Beth established The B Company in 1989 to provide marketing and publishing services for the entertainment industry, a firm which she continues to manage. Current clients include individual artists, music managers and record lables in music genres ranging from alternative rock to New Age.
Past Event Marketing/PR projects for the B Company have included overseeing the Entertainment Committee for the Weingart Center's City Live Galas from 1999 - 2002, promoting the Wonderbra Model Search, Structure's Model Search Tour, the Academy Awards and the Prime Sports Network. Corporate publishing clients include e.i. duPont de Nemours, Ellen Tracy Hosiery, BBC Films, and Sara Lee Corp. Print publishing projects include articles in ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY, THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER, BACK STAGE WEST, SPORTING GOODS DEALER, BODY FASHIONS AND INTIMATE APPAREL, and ACTIVE!
Film and television projects include publicity for the award-winning short film "Grandpa's Funeral" for writer-director Patricia Resnick ("9-to-5"); development of scripts and projects for Storybook Entertainment with Showtime, Weintraub Productions, All-American Television, and CBS Entertainment; production coordination with TBS' ground-breaking mini-series "A Century of Women", and various production positions for Chanticleer Films/Showtime Networks.
Beth majored in Communications, receiving a Bachelor of Arts from Temple University in Philadelphia, PA. She also studied filmmaking at NYU's Institute of Film and Television and the music business program at UCLA Extension.
Beth supports various charity and fundraising organizations including The Weingart Center and The Rabuor Village Project. In 2002, she co-produced the "Race Rave at UCLA" with Barbara Laval and Suzanne Doucet, a program designed to promote open discussion and learning about racism and its effects on our society.