Dani Sawyerr has been promoted to Director of A&R at Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG) UK.
Based in London, Sawyerr will continue to report to Mike McCormack, Managing Director of UMPG UK.
Its role is effective immediately.
Sawyerr serves as publishing A&R for UMPG’s songwriters and artists.
These include S1mba, Shobeatz and Noizu, as well as the A&R connection to music publishing partners such as TAP.
He also serves as Publishing A&R for Holly Humberstone, who signed an exclusive global deal with UMPG in 2021.
Sawyerr joined UMPG in January 2013 and previously served as an A&R Manager.
This week, UMPG also forged a strategic alliance with audio content production studio Audio Up.
The relationship will see UMPG identify and potentially sign creators who, it says, “can both write songs for the podcasts and excel in contemporary songwriting.”
“Dani deserves this promotion.”
Mike McCormack said: “Dani deserves this promotion because of the success he has had over the past few years.
“He’s always been a hardworking and very selective A&R, only supporting what he believes 100% and is a respected and well-liked member of the creative team.”
“It was an honor to be part of such an incredible company.”
Dani Sawyerr added: “It has been an honor to be part of such an incredible company.
“UMPG always puts songwriters first and continues to set the highest standards as a leader in the music industry.
“Thanks to Mike McCormack for his support and of course to our amazing songwriters who I am very grateful to be working with.
“I’m really looking forward to this next chapter.”music business worldwide
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