UK-based B2B A&R platform Music Gateway has promoted Sophie Small to COO.
Small (pictured) joined the company as an intern in 2014 and was promoted through the ranks to Marketing Manager in 2015 and Head of Operations in 2016.
In Q4 2018, Small took over responsibility of targets and KPIs across the company, to be in line with this year’s business plan.
Her new role will see her manage all results across each department, taking an active global responsibility with planned business trips to India, China, Los Angeles, New York and across Europe.
At 23 Small led her first major UK-wide campaign from inception to fulfilment, managing Music Gateway’s lead team, in partnership with Gibson Brands and Argos & Metropolis.
Small’s career in music started as an intern and Artist liaison at Festival Republic.
Music Gateway CEO Jon Skinner said: “Don’t be fooled by her easy-going, fun and enthusiastic appearance. Sophie is astute, proactive and has a great understanding of business development and a firm grip on the potential for our company.
Jon Skinner, Music Gateway
“Sophie is young, dynamic and has unquestionably deserved her progression through the ranks since she started with us four years ago.
“At 25, she may appear young for this position, but she has experience, attitude, drive and vision way beyond her years and we are truly lucky to have her.”
“Music Gateway is about empowering creatives and it’s really rewarding. I think the platform we’ve created is truly unique from both a technical aspect and also for its huge potential.”
Small added: “Music Gateway is about empowering creatives and it’s really rewarding.
“I think the platform we’ve created is truly unique from both a technical aspect and also for its huge potential – where we can go in terms of products for our members is just mind-blowing and I don’t see us slowing down any time soon. We have a huge ‘to-do’ list, which is really exciting.”
In 2016 musician and entrepreneur Dave Stewart joined Music Gateway’s advisory board.
The company is currently on a recruitment drive, and hiring for London-based roles including an Artist Development & Music Promotions Assistant, a Marketing Assistant, an Executive Assistant and Business Development Executive roles across Europe.Music Business Worldwide