Sony Music Edition The UK has promoted Andrew Spence to the post of Advocate General.
In his senior role, Spence will oversee business and legal strategies and initiatives on behalf of SMP UK and its roster, as well as provide advice and guidance on its legal and operational matters.
Based in London, Spence will continue to report to Chairman, Co-Chief Executive, UK and SVP International David Ventura and UK Co-Chief Executive Tim Major.
Spence joined the company in 2014 as Director of Commercial Affairs.
Subsequently, he became senior director of commercial affairs and senior director of commercial and commercial affairs.
In 2019, he became responsible for legal and commercial affairs.
Prior to joining SMP UK he spent several years in private practice as a music solicitor focusing on the work of artists.
He started his career in the music industry as a drummer and musician.
“Putting songwriters first is something really at the heart of everything we do and I’m grateful to be able to play a part in that.”
Spence said, “Putting songwriters first is something really at the heart of everything we do and I’m grateful to be able to play a part in that.
“I am also delighted to continue my career at Sony Music Publishing and to be surrounded by so many talented people; from my colleagues to the amazing writers and catalogs we represent.
“It has been a pleasure to watch Andrew continue to grow as an executive over the past few years. This role is a natural progression, positioning him as even more involved in the corporate and senior management structure.
Tim Major, Sony Music Publishing UK
Tim Major, Co-Managing Director of Sony Music Publishing UK, said: “It has been a pleasure to watch Andrew continue to grow as an executive over the past few years.
“This role is a natural progression, positioning him as even more involved in the business and management structure.
“This, coupled with Andrew’s calm and direct approach, makes the team perfectly suited to help SMP and our songwriters meet the new challenges facing the publishing industry.”The music industry around the world
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