Andrew Gould Upped to Senior VP Creative U.S. at BMG Chrysalis

3:55 PM PST 07/01/2014 by Roy Trakin
Courtesy BMG Rights Management

Veteran talent exec was instrumental in Sia's burgeoning career as a pop songwriter.

Andrew Gould has been promoted to vp creative at BMG Chrysalis U.S., based in Los Angeles. He was previously vp in the department, continuing to report to chief creative officer Zach Katz.

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In this expanded role, Gould will continue to focus on acquiring and developing talent, along with creating opportunities in the marketplace for BMG artists and songwriters. Since joining the company in 2012, he has been instrumental in the cultivation and expansion of the company's roster, working alongside clients such as Aalias, Mitch Allan, Chris Braide, busbee, Andra Day, Jason Evigan, Jarrad K, Rob Kleiner, the Monsters and Strangerz, New Politics, Bebe Rexha, Alex Tanas of the band Magic! and Sam Watters.

Gould began his music industry career as an A&R executive at Epic Records before moving to EMI Music Publishing.  During his time at EMI as senior director of creative, he worked with writers and artists such as Jim Jonsin, Toby Gad, Savan Kotecha, Kevin Rudolf, Chiddy Bang and Steve McEwan. He was also an early champion of Sia as a pop writer, working very closely with her. Gould is a classically trained pianist and a graduate of the Wharton Business School.

"I am grateful for my new role with the full support of the international BMG family," said Gould. "It is an amazing opportunity to continue working with a world-class roster of talent at a company that always has songwriters' best interest at heart."

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"Andrew has been a key player in the current success of BMG," said Katz. "His creative vision and ear for talent have nurtured the hitmakers of both today and tomorrow, and his contributions have helped make BMG the preferred destination for top songwriters."

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