Phonogenic Management Team To Run Epic in the UK18 April 2011
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Phonogenic Opens New Partnership With Sony Music
LONDON - April 18th - Ged Doherty, Chairman and CEO of Sony Music Entertainment UK & Ireland, announces that Sony Music has entered into a new long term joint venture agreement with the Phonogenic Label that will see the label working with Sony Music for the next five years.
As part of the deal the Phonogenic management team will assume responsibility for Sony Music UK's Epic Label following the departure of current MD Nick Raphael in June and will report into Nick Gatfield, President, Music Division.
Phonogenic's four strong management team consists of General Manager "Tops" Henderson, Head Of A&R Paul Lisberg ,and established and successful songwriters Steve Kipner and Andrew Frampton. The Phonogenic label was set up in 2003 as a producer/songwriter focused label. The label has enjoyed a string of international success stories with acts including Natasha Bedingfield, The Script and Hurts (the latter through their partnership with Biff Stannard's Major Label).
Epic was reformed as a new label for Sony Music UK in March 2007, and in just four years has established itself as one of the UK's premier music labels.
Ged Doherty says: " With a global track record of success for their artists the Phonogenic team were the natural choice for me to take Epic to the next level. I'm looking forward to working with them on the development plans for the label and for our new long term relationship."
Nick Gatfield says: "Phonogenic are one of the best artist development teams in the business with a real understanding of the global music market. I'm delighted they have entered into a new long term relationship with Sony and I look forward to working closely with them as they continue to build on their excellent track record."
Tops Henderson for Phonogenic says: " We are excited to be entering a new chapter of Phonogenic with our partners Sony Music and building on the success we have had to date.
"We are also looking forward to the challenge of running Epic Records which has such a great tradition."