Avex USA has named Lou Al-Chamaa as SVP, Head of A&R Publishing.
Al-Chamaa joins Avex USA’s publishing division, and was part of the signing team recently responsible for landing hitmaker Jasper Harris.
Al-Chamaa spent six years at Sony Music Publishing as Vice President of A&R where he signed and worked with clients such as Mike Posner, Lucky Daye, Daniel Caesar, Khalid, Louis Bell, Tori Kelly, Lindgren (BTS) and more.
He was also the A&R for Noah Cyrus during her July / End Of Everything EP achieving over 1 billion streams for RECORDS/Columbia music labels.
According to Avex, Al-Chamaa then moved on as an executive catalog consultant, sourcing and advising on the acquisitions of publishing catalogs including Calvin Harris, Sean Douglas (Demi Lovato/Dua Lipa/Thomas Rhett), Ricky Reed (Lizzo/Maroon 5), Geoff Warburton (Shawn Mendes/Florida Georgia Line) and others.
AVEX USA Publishing represents writers including J. Que(Joji / Die For You), Will Jay (Royal & the Serpent / overwhelmed), Xansei(XG / SHOOTING STAR) and, through its joint venture with Brandon Silverstein Publishing, Justin Bieber’s close collaborator and Grammy nominated producer HARV, hitmaker Jasper Harris, Jamaica’s global star Shenseea, The Kid LAROI’s collaborator Cxdy from “Internet Money”, Bella Poarch’s Build A Bitch co-writer David Arkwright, Curtis Waters’ Stunnin producer Declan Hoy, and KOSA (the songwriter & producer behind massive hits with RVSSIAN, Lil Baby, Future, Bad Bunny, Travis Scott and more).
The joint publishing company with Avex and Silverstein has over 12 billion streams across its catalog to date and three No.1’s at Top 40 US radio.
Avex USA is the American operation of Japan-based music company Avex Group (often referred to as the country’s fourth major), which expanded into North America in 2021, led by the President Naoki Osada.
AVEX USA oversees the record label SELENE, Avex USA Publishing, and its Future of Music investment fund from its Los Angeles headquarters, Avex House.
The company says that it aims to bridge the worlds of tech, music and finance, while also linking Avex’s Global operations with the North American market.
“I am very excited at joining the Avex USA team who are positioned to make a huge impact in the global music scene.”
Lou Al-Chamaa said: “I am very excited at joining the Avex USA team who are positioned to make a huge impact in the global music scene.
“Avex is an extremely artist and song-writer focused, forward-thinking publishing and music company. I’m looking forward to bringing my experience to help support Avex’s vision and be part of our partners’ and clients’ continued growth and success.”
“He has extensive publishing experience and his incredible energy and passion for working with creatives make him the perfect fit for our Avex USA family.”
Naoki Osada, Avex USA
Naoki Osada, CEO of Avex USA, said: “We’re very excited for Lou to join our growing publishing team.
“He has extensive publishing experience and his incredible energy and passion for working with creatives make him the perfect fit for our Avex USA family.”Music Business Worldwide