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Howard Price appointed Head of Media at Bucks Music Group



Former EMI and Sony publishing exec has over 25 years music publishing experience


Bucks Music Group has appointed experienced music publishing executive Howard Price as its new Head of Media.

Reporting directly to Bucks MD Simon Platz in his new role, Price will be responsible for maintaining and developing the company's relationships with composers, broadcasters and production companies, as well as managing publishing interests in music composed for film, TV and media. 

Price has over 25 years of music publishing experience, starting his career in the EMI Music Publishing Copyright team, before specialising in media relationship management.

Price remained with EMI Music Publishing after it became part of Sony Music Publishing ultimately progressing to SVP Visual & Media Rights at the company.  

During his career, Price has secured and led business relationships with some of the broadcast world's biggest companies, including ITV, Discovery, Mattel, Endemol Shine, Entertainment One, Hartswood Films and Bauer Media.  

He also played an instrumental role in both EMI's and Sony's production music businesses.

Price lectures at the Royal College of Music on their Composition For Screen course.

Bucks Music Group Director A&R Sarah Liversedge Platz said: "We are super excited that Howard will be joining the Bucks team to head up the Media department. We have known Howard for a long time as our competitor - it will be amazing to have him on our side of the fence at last. His commercial drive and judgement is exceptional and he's vastly experienced in the media field."

Price said: "I feel extremely welcomed by Simon, Sarah and the team. I'm greatly looking forward to this opportunity, developing Bucks Music's media interests and working in the independent sector."

Bucks Music Group is one of the UK's leading and longest running international, independent, family-owned music publishers. It has a rich musical heritage, having been responsible for launching and developing the careers of music legends including David Bowie, TRex, The Move, Black Sabbath and Procol Harum. Its active A&R department continues to discover and develop new song writing talent.

Bucks' catalogue includes works written by David Bowie, The Rolling Stones, Black Sabbath, Procol Harum, DJ Fresh, James Blunt, Professor Green, Rudimental, Beyonce, CAN, Pete Doherty, Roni Size & Reprazent, David Arnold, Sacha Skarbek, Troy Miller, Seton Daunt, Ash Howes, James Dring, Ivory Layne, Erland Cooper, Emma Blackery, The Heavytrackerz, LIFE, Brooke Bentham, Gold Spectacles, Johnny Madden, Zand, and more.

Label publishing partners include: Heavenly, Nude, Full Time Hobby, Brownswood, Rekids, Arts & Crafts and No Hats No Hoods.

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