UK-based Horus Music has made its first big hire at its new India HQ in Mumbai, appointing Malini Hariharan as Business Development Manager.
Founded in 2006, Horus Music made its name as a digital distributor, but has since branched out into sync and music publishing services, in addition to marketing and promo support for artists.
Celebrating its tenth birthday in 2016, Leicester-based Horus hit a new milestone in January when it opened its Mumbai office and began searching for local executive talent.
Malini Hariharan has a varied background working for the likes of Viacom, Universal Music Publishing, BlueFrog, The Orchard and Sony Music.
More recently she has been working with local label Pragnya where she conducted A&R duties as well as managing all digital activities of the business.
Horus founder and CEO Nick Dunn (pictured with Hariharan) said: “We were immediately impressed by Malini’s expertise and are thrilled that she will be joining us.
“Malini’s passion and enthusiasm for the independent music sector struck a real chord with us.”
Nick Dunn, horus Music
“We know that she will bring all of her experience into this role and are excited about her development ideas.”
He added: “Malini’s passion and enthusiasm for the independent music sector struck a real chord with us and together we are enthused with ideas about how we can work with artists of all abilities and make a positive difference to the music industry within India.”
Horus Music India has already struck direct deals with many local digital partners including Hungama, Gaana, Saavn and VuClip.
The company says it is ‘perfectly positioned to help Indian artists and labels distribute their music around the world, and to receive all of the royalties that they are owed’.
Horus Music’s ambitions in India were accelerated at the end of last year when it participated in a British music biz trade mission to the market, supported by UKTI.Music Business Worldwide