Ian Holder leaves BMI after 10 years to join Sony/ATV as VP, Creative

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Sony/ATV Music Publishing has appointed Ian Holder as Vice President, Creative.

In his new role he will be based in New York and report to Sony/ATV SVP, Head of East Coast A&R Rich Christina.

Holder previously spent 10 years at U.S. performing rights organization BMI where he was Director of Writer/Publisher Relations. His signings at the PRO included Frank Ocean, Post Malone, Desiigner, Rae Sremmurd, Kiiara, MadeinTYO, Pusha-T, Action Bronson, Sage The Gemini, Plies, Tyga, Prodigy of Mobb Deep and Grammy-winning production team The J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League (Rick Ross, Drake, Nas, 2 Chainz).

Prior to BMI, Holder worked in Columbia Records’ A&R Department.

“I am excited and honored to work alongside Danny Strick and Rich Christina, not to mention a publishing legend in Marty Bandier.”

Ian Holder, Sony/ATV

He is the founder of the Artistic Reality Thru Search (A.R.T.S.) Music Business Program for high school teenagers. The program was piloted through the Facing History High School in Manhattan in 2011.

Sony/ATV Co-President, U.S. Danny Strick said: “We are very excited to have Ian join us at Sony/ATV. His great musical taste and strong relationships in the music business community will be a real positive development for our artists and writers as our company continues to provide the best creative support in the business.”

Rich Christina said: “Ian’s experience and commitment to songwriters is world class. He is a natural and exceptional fit for us. We are extremely fortunate to have him join our New York creative team.”

Holder said: “I am excited and honored to work alongside Danny Strick and Rich Christina, not to mention a publishing legend in Marty Bandier. The wealth of knowledge and passion within these Sony/ATV walls is top shelf, matching in what was always an inspiring commitment to their writers.”Music Business Worldwide

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