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DOWNTOWN MAKES A SWEET HIRE
1/13/20

Downtown Music Publishing has hired respected publishing exec Kate Sweetsur in London as Head of Creative, U.K. She brings more than 20 years of experience to the role, working with artists and songwriters including Steve MacFraser T SmithJoy Crookes, and Wayne Hector

In her new role, Sweetsur will be responsible for bolstering creative support and developing opportunities for Downtown’s global roster and copyrights as well as overseeing the scouting and signing of new artists, songwriters, and producers in the region. She is based in London, and reports to Downtown’s Global Head of Creative Andrew Gould.

 “Kate is a passionate tastemaker, seasoned leader, and a highly respected creative executive,” Gould said. “Having had the pleasure of working closely together in the past, I can say with confidence that she is an extraordinary music publisher.”

Most recently, Sweetsur was the Senior Vice President of A&R/Creative at Big Deal Music, where she was hired to establish the publisher’s presence in the U.K. She previously held executive A&R positions at BMG Rights ManagementChrysalis Music, Edel, and Notting Hill Music.

Sweetsur has a track record of building strong creative teams and writer development programs. Over the course of her career, she has worked with Labrinth, Steve RobsonSam DixonJimmy HogarthDan WilsonPhil Cook and others.