eOne has appointed U.K. music attorney Gary Mandel to the newly created role of VP Creative, Music. Based in London, Mandel will focus on music publishing while looking for integration opportunities across eOne's records, management and live businesses. He will report to Global President, Music, Chris Taylor.

For the past 25 years, Mandel served as a partner at SSB Solicitors, representing artists such as Keane, Rita Ora and Lana Del Rey. The firm also advises Adele, Dua Lipa, Ellie Goulding and Zayn Malik among others.

“I’ve been a fan of Gary’s for a long time. He was one of the few music lawyers that had both a passionate appreciation for creators and a deep network that spread around the globe,” said Taylor. "And he's promised not to bill us by the hour for this mention."