A year after stepping down as Chairman and CEO of Universal Music Group International, Max Hole has returned as a non-exec Chairman of London-based studios and pubco Metropolis— a role that will sit alongside his gig on the board of the BRIT Trust.

Hole will be advising the company on wider strategic issues across music and entertainment alliances. "I'm very fortunate to have spent my life involved in many different aspects of the music business and having travelled extensively around the world,” he said.

“I love my new opportunity of helping the wonderful business built by CEO Ian [Brenchley] and his team at Metropolis. It's a remarkable model that I find really exciting that is the basis of us building all aspects of managing, recording, publishing and breaking artists in the future."

Brenchley added: "We are at an exciting juncture for the company as our portfolio of businesses across production, management, publishing and labels have diversified cementing our ethos of Metropolis as a truly progressive and 360 music company. To have Max share our vision and enthusiasm is a real privilege.”