In a strategic move bolstering its A&R department, Sony Music Publishing UK has announced the well-deserved promotions of three exceptional individuals: Felix Canetty-Clarke assumes the role of Vice President of UK A&R Strategy & International Research, Sarah Gabrielli steps into the position of Senior Director of A&R for UK & Europe, and Saul Fitton takes on the mantle of Senior Director of A&R for the UK, effective immediately. These advancements signify a pivotal moment for the company’s creative direction.
Canetty-Clarke, a stalwart presence at SMP since 2018, initially spearheaded the domain of research and analytics. His trajectory now leads him to expand his purview, delving deeper into data-driven A&R initiatives while broadening his scope across operational and strategic facets, a testament to his multifaceted expertise. His innovative approach has consistently propelled Sony Music Publishing forward, and this promotion stands as a testament to his invaluable contributions.
Gabrielli and Fitton, stalwarts since 2016 and 2020, respectively, continue their journey of fostering opportunities for the company’s writers and artists. Gabrielli’s portfolio boasts an array of exceptional talents such as beabadoobee, Baby Queen, and Jim Legacy. Fitton’s track record is equally impressive, with signees including the likes of Pablo Bowman and Bastille, among others. Their unwavering commitment and vision have significantly shaped the success of Sony Music Publishing.
David Ventura, President and Co-Managing Director of SMP UK, expressed his admiration for the trio, affirming, “Sarah, Saul, and Felix epitomize the pinnacle of talent within the UK. Their profound passion for music, unrelenting drive, and unparalleled dedication to our songwriters exemplify excellence. Together, they embody the future of our company. Alongside Tim, we are deeply inspired by the widespread recognition of their remarkable achievements.”
This triumphant elevation of these individuals underlines Sony Music Publishing UK’s commitment to fostering innovation and excellence in the realm of music creation. As these three luminaries take on their expanded roles, they are poised to chart new territories, cementing Sony Music Publishing UK’s position at the forefront of groundbreaking musical ventures.
The company’s strategic decision to empower these creative visionaries solidifies their dedication to pioneering new standards of excellence while affirming their unwavering commitment to nurturing talent within the ever-evolving music landscape.