Ari Gelaw has been named Vice President, Creative, at Sony Music Publishing.
As Vice President, Creative, Gelaw will be responsible for advancing songwriter development across Sony Music Publishing’s US roster.
She will also foster creative collaboration with global territories and support songwriter discovery initiatives.
Most recently, Gelaw was Director of A&R at Universal Music Publishing Group. During her time at the company, she signed and worked with talent including Megan Thee Stallion and Coi Leray.
She also signed and worked alongside producers such as Earl on the Beat, known for producing Act Up by City Girls, and Speaker Bangerz, who produced Heart on Ice by Rod Wave.
She also spent two years at Atlantic Records, working in its Urban A&R department.
“I am truly humbled to be working alongside Jon Platt, Ian Holder and the entire Sony Music Publishing team.”
Ari Gelaw, said: “I am truly humbled to be working alongside Jon Platt, Ian Holder and the entire Sony Music Publishing team.
“They have fostered an incredible culture that always puts the songwriters first, and I couldn’t be more grateful to be a part of it. This is an exciting time in music, and I look forward to starting this new chapter at SMP.”
“Ari’s commitment to songwriters and the creative community is nothing less than admirable.”
Ian Holder, SVP Creative, Sony Music Publishing
Ian Holder, SVP Creative, Sony Music Publishing, added: “Ari’s commitment to songwriters and the creative community is nothing less than admirable.
“She represents the culture we are dedicated to building here at SMP and I look forward to seeing her thrive in her new role.”
Sony Music Publishing recently inked publishing deals with Brazilian pop star Anitta, Italian band Måneskin, and signed a global agreement with the estate of singer-songwriter Gregg Allman to administer its catalog of songs.Music Business Worldwide