/Shawn Holiday promoted to Head of Urban Music at Sony/ATV

Shawn Holiday promoted to Head of Urban Music at Sony/ATV

Shawn Holiday has been promoted to Head of Urban Music at Sony/ATV Music Publishing.

The newly-created position will run parallel with his recently-assumed role as Co-Head of Urban Music at Sony Music’s Columbia Records alongside Phylicia Fant, which was announced last month.

His promotion also comes just two-to-three months before the arrival of Jon Platt as boss of Sony/ATV.

Holiday will be based in Los Angeles and oversee the company’s urban music operations, reporting to Co-Presidents, US Danny Strick and Rick Krim.

He initially joined Sony/ATV in 2011 in the role of SVP, A&R/Creative and was appointed Senior Vice President, Urban A&R for Columbia in 2013.

At Sony/ATV he has worked closely with a number of songwriters and artists, including Cardi B, French Montana, Bryson Tiller, Daniel Caesar and Travis Scott who he signed to a publishing deal ahead of the release of his US No.1 album Astroworld.

Holiday was named on Billboard’s 2018 Hip-Hop Power List and he was recently featured on Variety’s Hitmakers List in recognition of his success with Cardi B and Travis Scott.

“I’ve had the privilege of working with Shawn for many years and this promotion is truly well-deserved and a valuable one for Sony/ATV.

Martin Bandier, Sony/ATV

Sony/ATV Music Publishing Chairman and CEO Martin Bandier said: “I’ve had the privilege of working with Shawn for many years and this promotion is truly well-deserved and a valuable one for Sony/ATV.

“His creative instincts and people skills are amazing and he is well respected across the music industry.

“He will be an important member of our senior executive team.”

“I’m honored to play a bigger leadership role in developing songwriters and artists who not only create hits but move the culture in powerful ways.”

Shawn Holiday

Shawn Holiday added: “I want to thank Marty and everyone on the Sony/ATV team.

“The passion within this group when it comes to identifying talent is second to none.

“I’m honored to play a bigger leadership role in developing songwriters and artists who not only create hits but move the culture in powerful ways.”

 Music Business Worldwide