Alban de Pury

Location New York

Creative Producer

Designer Singer
0 Projects

Work History

Director of Partnerships & Events
National Sawdust
May 2017 - Present
• Overseeing department that generates large revenue stream for this small non-profit organization. Opened the doors to corporate entertaining opportunities for clients as diverse as Spotify, Sony, Tumblr, LVMH, Amazon Studios, Highsnobiety, PepsiCo, PwC, LG and FADER. • Currently working on a partnership with Sotheby's who are hosting the National Sawdust Spring Gala 2019 honoring Black Thought, David Byrne and Juliette Jones. I'm the lead producer on the event • Leveraging relationships with high level stakeholders at top corporations & cultural organizations to secure strategic partnerships for National Sawdust • Driving sales process including research, outreach, and contract negotiations • Artistic programming as part of the curatorial team. Picking artists in residence and future performers National Sawdust (NS) is an unparalleled, artist-led, nonprofit music venue, housed and constructed within a preserved century-old sawdust factory in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. It is a place for musical development and discovery . A dynamic home for artists and new music of all kinds.
Senior Manager of Special Events
National Sawdust
Nov 2016 - May 2017
Greater New York City Area
In charge of all special events at National Sawdust, a brand new music venue & non profit organisation in Brooklyn. ... See more
Creative Consultant
Fatking Films
Feb 2016 - Jan 2017
Greater New York City Area
Business development and brand strategy for Fatking Films an award winning creative production company working for various clients and agencies in New York and Los Angeles.
Art Ambassador
The Absolut Company
Jan 2013 - Jan 2016
New York City
Represented Absolut Vodka towards the US artistic community and made the brand relevant again as the first spirit company to forge close ties with art and artists Collaborated with dozens of artists on unique experiences that engaged the artistic community and created exciting content for the brand in New York, Los Angeles and Miami. Sponsorships: partnered with the most relevant art organizations and integrated the brand creatively into dozens of events catering to thousands of guests and garnering millions of media impressions. Experiential marketing: launched and produced the Absolut Art Bar series in the US - an artist driven event platform. Oversaw event production, brand activations, art curating, live music booking, digital content, PR and social media.
Music Sales Specialist
Phillips de Pury & Company
Mar 2009 - Nov 2012
London, United Kingdom
Curated first MUSIC themed auctions and exhibitions at the PdP art auction house, combining contemporary art, photography and design with music. Delivered cutting edge cultural programming to attract a new and younger demographic to the London space. Staged the first ever auctions to be accompanied by live DJ while the auctioneer was selling artworks. Booked British electro band Hot Chip who treated the auction room as a nightclub. As a creative consultant, produced music events for other art galleries and spaces in London.
Music Researcher
BBH London
Jan 2008 - May 2010
London, United Kingdom
Provided music + sound research at the advertising agency and commissioned original compositions for syncs in TV & Cinema commercials. Worked on brands such as Levi's Jeans, Vodafone, AXE, Barclay's Bank, LG Electronics and KFC. Commissioned original songs for the Levi’s jeans “Unbuttoned” advertising campaign. Pitched top musicians and bands from the US and Europe
Yodel Music Ltd
May 2007 - May 2010
London, United Kingdom
Started my own music limited company in the UK, functioning as a record label for Danish band Oh No Ono and Josh Weller but also as an artist management company for British singer songwriter Josh Weller and Australian band Lover Lover.
679 Recordings / Warner Music Group
May 2004 - May 2007
London, United Kingdom
Record company for the Streets, Plan B, M.Craft, Futureheads, Mystery Jets, Kano, Annie, Death from Above 1979, Marina and the Diamonds and Little Boots. A&R (artist & repertoire) Was in charge of discovering new talent. Creatively nurtured the careers of bands and musicians on the label while delivering commercial success.
Talent Scout
4AD / Beggars Group
Jan 2003 - May 2004
London and New York
Record company for TV On The Radio, Bon Iver, Grimes, Beirut, Atlas Sound, The National, The Pixies and Ariel Pink. Scouted the live music scene for new musical talent in London and New York.
Assistant to the festival's founder
Montreux Jazz Festival
Sep 1999 - Sep 2000
Montreux, Switzerland
Switzerland's most legendary music festival.


BA - Hons
London Guildhall University
2000 - 2003
HEC Lausanne - School of Business
1998 - 1999