Warner Chappell Music UK (WCM UK), the music publishing arm of Warner Music Group, has introduced the promotion of Amber Davis to the function of Senior Vice President.
She can even proceed in her place as WCM UK’s Head of A&R and can report into Shani Gonzales, WCM UK’s Managing Director.
Along with persevering with to supervise the A&R division, Davis will tackle a broader function in shaping the writer’s total UK technique.
Davis joined WCM UK in 2014 as Artistic Director and was named Head of A&R in 2019.
WCM says that she has performed an instrumental function within the firm’s success and, throughout her time on the writer, has been pivotal within the signing and improvement of songwriters reminiscent of CeeBeats, Celeste, Dave, Fraser T. Smith, J Hus, Legendury Beatz, Skepta, Stormzy and Willow Kayne.
Certainly one of her earliest WCM signings was Raye, who this yr landed her first solo UK No.1 single together with her smash hit Escapism and noticed her debut album My twenty first Century Blues go to No.2 within the UK charts.
Raye is nominated for an Ivor Novello award at this week’s ceremony.
It was additionally not too long ago introduced that Davis has signed one of many greatest breakout stars of the final 12 months – multi-award-winning DJ, producer and singer-songwriter, Nia Archives.
Lately, Davis has helped develop WCM UK’s presence within the dance scene by overseeing the signings of writers reminiscent of Eliza Rose (who topped the UK charts together with her single B.O.T.A.), Pleasure Annonymous, Jake Shears, Nia Archives and piri & tommy.
“I’m honoured to be getting into this wider function at Warner Chappell Music. Now we have an unbelievable crew right here and a roster of world-class songwriters that I’m extraordinarily privileged to work with.”
Amber Davis stated: “I’m honoured to be getting into this wider function at Warner Chappell Music. Now we have an unbelievable crew right here and a roster of world-class songwriters that I’m extraordinarily privileged to work with.
“I imagine our A&R crew is the most effective there may be and I’m grateful to work with such a powerful, dynamic crew of people.
“I’m excited to hold on discovering the most effective UK expertise while additionally working with our senior management crew to drive the corporate ahead. I’d prefer to thank Shani, Carianne Marshall and Man Moot for this unbelievable new alternative.”
“Amber is likely one of the trade’s most necessary executives, and her success and keenness has helped Warner Chappell Music UK change into a number one participant within the music enterprise.”
Shani Gonzales, Warner Chappell Music UK
Shani Gonzales, Managing Director, Warner Chappell Music UK, added: “Amber is likely one of the trade’s most necessary executives, and her success and keenness has helped Warner Chappell Music UK change into a number one participant within the music enterprise.
“Her care, dedication and skill to learn the market will make her a useful asset in her new function. I’d prefer to congratulate her on this promotion and I stay up for supporting her as she develops additional.”
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