Sony Pictures Entertainment Promotes Spring Aspers to Head of Music
The former executive vp, music creative affairs, recently worked with Edgar Wright on the 'Baby Driver' soundtrack.
Sony Pictures Entertainment has promoted Spring Aspers to head of music. She previously held the title of executive vp, music creative affairs. In her new role, Aspers will oversee all music-related facets of the company's film labels.
Most recently, the exec worked with Edgar Wright on the soundtrack for the just-released hit film Baby Driver, starring Billboard cover star Ansel Elgort, which hit the No. 1 soundtrack slot at the iTunes Store following its release. Prior to joining Sony Pictures in 2009, Aspers launched the soundtrack department at Island Def Jam Records, where she helped produce soundtracks for films like 2 Fast 2 Furious, Jackass and Spider-Man.
Aspers got her start working alongside the Coen brothers on the iconic cult film The Big Lebowski and later worked with Ice Cube on several films, including Next Friday, allowing her to "quickly become known as one of the best music supervisors in the business," according to an internal memo written by Sanford Panitch, president of Columbia Pictures.
At Sony, Aspers also worked on the soundtrack to the 2012 film Think Like a Man, which nabbed John Legend a Grammy nomination for the song "Tonight (Best You Ever Had)" in the best rap/sung collaboration category.
This story first appeared on Billboard.com