Based in Sony Music Publishing’s New York office, Holder will be responsible for contributing to the company’s A&R initiatives throughout the US and will help lead its growing presence in Atlanta, Georgia.
In addition, he will continue discovering and attracting new talent, as well as looking to advance new opportunities for SMP’s songwriters.
Throughout his time at the company, Holder has signed and developed prominent songwriters including Moneybagg Yo, Lil Tjay, Lil Durk, Felisha King, Bordeaux and Non Native, AXL Beats, Buddah Bless, and LilJuMadeDaBeat.
Sony Music Publishing Chairman and CEO Jon Platt said, “Ian has been critical to the success of Sony Music Publishing’s songwriters, and I am incredibly proud of Ian’s growth, passion and instincts as a creative executive.
“I’m equally proud of his emergence as a leader – I look forward to working alongside Ian in this next chapter as he continues creating unique opportunities for our songwriters.”
Ian Holder said, “We are living in a powerful moment where music continues to move culture, and it is a privilege to connect with songwriters every day and uplift their artistry.
“I’m humbled to work alongside Jon, who has been an incredible mentor, and I’m grateful to collaborate further with the team at Sony Music Publishing as we continue supporting and growing our creative community.”
Over the last year, Holder also signed Jack Harlow, the breakthrough artist known for his hit WHATS POPPIN, and continues to work closely with him on upcoming projects.
“Ian is the reason I’m with Sony – he immediately made me feel at home,” commented Jack Harlow. “After I joined SMP, he continued to call me and not only connect me with new talent but check in on my mental state. I am grateful to call him a friend.”
“Ian has been critical to the success of Sony Music Publishing’s songwriters, and I am incredibly proud of his growth, passion and instincts as a creative executive.”
Jon Platt, Sony Music Publishing
During his time at BMI, he signed artist/writers including Post Malone, Frank Ocean, Rae Sremmurd, Kiiara, MadeinTYO, Pusha-T, Sage The Gemini, Tyga, and The J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League (Rick Ross, Drake, Nas, 2 Chainz).
Before his time at BMI, Holder worked in A&R at Columbia Records.Music Business Worldwide