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SMP U.K. MAKES A&R MOVES
2/1/24

Sony Music Publishing U.K. has bolstered its creative team with a new hire and two promotions.

ZaZa Kazadi joins from Never Dies Management as Senior A&R Manager. Previously, Kazadi managed artists and producers including ZieZie and Sonzi. He also spent two years as A&R Manager at BMG Music Publishing, working with K-Trap, TSB and others. All three are based within SMP’s London office.

Adrienne Bookbinder, an electronic music specialist who has signed Dom Dolla, Jazzy, ANOTR, Gorgon City, Eli Brown and more across her time at the pubco, has been elevated to Senior A&R Manager, U.K. and Europe.

Nasra Artan, who has spent the last year delivering new creative opportunities for SMP’s European and international roster and securing key signings including Fumes Beats, has been named Senior European A&R Manager.

“Nasra, Adrienne and ZaZa embrace what A&R is in 2024 and we are all looking forward to seeing their achievements in their respective roles," said David Ventura, president and co-MD, U.K. and SVP International at SMP, to whom the trio report.