Billy Mann Named President of Creative at BMG North America
The hit songwriter will oversee creative staff and sign new talent to BMG's publishing arm.
Music rights company BMG announced the appointment of Billy Mann as its president of creative. The hit songwriter has worked with some of the world biggest pop artists including P!nk, Robyn, Backstreet Boys, Celine Dion, the Jonas Brothers both as a collaborator and producer. His most recent Top 10 single was P!nk's “Glitter in the Air," but Mann was also involved in radio smashes "God is a DJ" and the Grammy-nominated "Stupid Girls."
In his new position, Mann, who was previously EMI Music’s president of international, new music and president of global artist management, will work closely with chief creative officer Richard Blackstone in overseeing the roster, integrating recently acquired companies (among them: Crosstown Songs America, and Cherry Lane Music Publishing Inc.), as well as signing new talent.
Said Blackstone in a statement: "Billy is one of the few people in our industry who has experienced the creative journey from all sides. Artists and their managers who have worked with him know they have a trusted advocate in Billy and industry executives know they are dealing with someone who has successfully combined entrepreneurial independence and creativity with stamina and ambition."Mann began his career as a singer-songwriter and studio musician, signing with A&M Records imprint DV8 in 1993. In 2001, he founded Stealth Entertainment, which was acquired by EMI Music in 2007. He has also consulted for various music and entertainment companies including Sony Music, BMG International, Sony Pictures Television, Zomba Music, and Warner Chappell. Mann will be based in New York City.
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