Marcus Wise named Chief Executive Officer for Europe at Wise Music Group

Independent music company Wise Music Group has appointed Marcus Wise as Chief Executive Officer for the European region.

He will lead the group’s music publishing and record company interests across the continent with immediate effect.

Previously Global Head of Media, overseeing Wise Music Creative’s departments around the world, Marcus will continue to be based in London in his new role.

Dave Holley moves to a new role of Chief Operating Officer of Wise Music Group, also based in London.

Wise Music Group says that it owns or controls nearly half a million copyrights.

The company has offices in London, New York, Los Angeles, Sydney, Copenhagen, Bergamo, Madrid, Paris, Milan, Tokyo and Berlin.

Wise Music Group represents composers including Volker Bertelmann (Hauschka), Ólafur Arnalds, Hania Rani, Ludovico Einaudi, Philip Glass, Joby Talbot, Igor Stravinsky, Francis Poulenc, Olivier Messiaen, Jean Sibelius, Hans Abrahamsen, Anna Thorvaldsdottir, Missy Mazzoli, Kaija Saariaho, Samuel Barber and Tan Dun.

The company’s publishing houses and imprints include some of the most famous names in the history of music including Chester Music, G. Schirmer, Associated Music Publishers, Novello & Co, Éditions Alphonse Leduc, Première Music, Le Chant du Monde, Edition Wilhelm Hansen, Unión Musical Ediciones, Bosworth Music GmbH, and Campbell Connelly.

“It is both an honour and a privilege to take over the reins of my family’s European business.”

Marcus Wise

“It is both an honour and a privilege to take over the reins of my family’s European business” said Marcus Wise.

“I look forward to supporting our historic publishing houses by increasing our core activities in synch and classical music. I’m also particularly pleased to be working with our world-class publishing team to grow our multi-genre catalogue globally and build on our reputation for collaboration and creativity.”

Dave Holley added: “Marcus and I have worked closely together for some years. I look forward to supporting him in the growth of our European business, as well as driving increased revenues for the wider group, particularly in the digital space.”

 Music Business Worldwide

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