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WARNER/CHAPPELL U.K. A&R TEAM BOLSTERED WITH SMITH

The A&R team under new Warner/Chappell MD Mike Smith is being bolstered with 365 Artists exec Paul Smith as Senior International Creative Manager.

Smith replaces Jane Bell, who moved to the publisher’s New York office last month. He will report to the other Smith, who takes up his MD role inNovember.

Jon Platt, Chairman & CEO, Warner/Chappell Music, said: “We’re very happy to welcome Paul Smith to the Warner/Chappell family. He has a great track record as an A&R executive, and our U.K. songwriters will greatly benefit from his expertise.”

At London-based management company 365 Artists, Smith was Creative Director, a role he held for the last six years. Since joining the firm in 2004, he’s overseen the development of the agency’s new and established songwriters, working with artists including Bon Jovi, Ellie Goulding, Dirty Vegas, Keane, Kylie Minogue and Robbie Williams, among others.

Smith added: “It’s an incredibly exciting time to join Warner/Chappell U.K., and I look forward to working with my new colleagues in London and around the world to champion the work of our diverse and creative range of talented songwriters.”

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