Sony/ATV Appoints Ian Holder as Vice President, Creative
Sony/ATV Music Publishing has appointed Ian Holder as Vice President, Creative. In his new role he will be based in New York and report to Sony/ATV SVP, Head of East Coast A&R Rich Christina. Holder previously spent 10 years at U.S. performing rights organization BMI where he was Director of Writer/Publisher Relations and his signings included Frank Ocean, Post Malone, Desiigner, Rae Sremmurd, Kiiara, MadeinTYO, Pusha-T, Action Bronson, Sage The Gemini, Plies, Tyga, Prodigy of Mobb Deep and Grammy-winning production team The J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League (Rick Ross, Drake, Nas, 2 Chainz).Prior to BMI, he worked in Columbia Records' A&R Department, while is the founder of the Artistic Reality Thru Search (A.R.T.S.) Music Business Program for high school teenagers. The program was piloted through the Facing History High School in Manhattan in 2011.
Sony/ATV Co-President, U.S. Danny Strick said: "We are very excited to have Ian join us at Sony/ATV. His great musical taste and strong relationships in the music business community will be a real positive development for our artists and writers as our company continues to provide the best creative support in the business." Rich Christina said: "Ian's experience and commitment to songwriters is world class. He is a natural and exceptional fit for us. We are extremely fortunate to have him join our New York creative team." Holder said: "I am excited and honored to work alongside Danny Strick and Rich Christina, not to mention a publishing legend in Marty Bandier. The wealth of knowledge and passion within these Sony/ATV walls is top shelf, matching in what was always an inspiring commitment to their writers." ABOUT SONY/ATV MUSIC PUBLISHING: Sony/ATV Music Publishing, established in 1995, is the world's leading music publisher. Sony/ATV Music Publishing owns or administers more than 3 million copyrights, including those of EMI Music Publishing and iconic music catalogs such as Leiber & Stoller, Mijac Music, Motown and Famous Music. Sony/ATV also controls many of the best known songs ever written such as "New York, New York", "Hallelujah", "All You Need Is Love", "You've Got a Friend", "Moon River", "Jailhouse Rock", "The Mission Impossible Theme", "Ain't No Mountain High Enough", "Over the Rainbow", "Stand By Me", "I Heard It Through The Grapevine" and "Singin' in the Rain". In addition, Sony/ATV represents the copyrights of such legendary artists as The Beatles, Leonard Cohen, Bob Dylan, Marvin Gaye, Michael Jackson, Carole King, Kraftwerk, Joni Mitchell, Willie Nelson, Roy Orbison, Queen, The Rolling Stones, Richie Sambora, Sting, The Supremes, Wyclef Jean, Hank Williams and Stevie Wonder, among others. Its ever-growing list of chart-topping artists, writers and producers includes Avicii, The Chainsmokers, Drake, Calvin Harris, Alicia Keys, Lady Gaga, P!nk, Shakira, Ed Sheeran, Sia, Sam Smith, Stargate, Taylor Swift, Walk The Moon, Kanye West and Pharrell Williams.