David Ventura

President & Co-Managing Director UK, and Senior Vice President, International

David Ventura (l) and Tim Major (r)

David Ventura is the President & Co-Managing Director UK, and Senior Vice President, International of Sony/ATV Music Publishing.

He has held both roles since 2019.


David Ventura: career so far

David Ventura previously served as Creative Director of NRJ Music, part of the leading Paris-based NRJ Group.

Ventura joined EMI Music Publishing’s London office in 2010 as VP, European Creative. He moved across to Sony/ATV in 2012 following the acquisition of EMI Music Publishing as VP, A&R Europe. Ventura was made Joint Head of A&R, UK in 2015, alongside Janice Brock; he also took on the additional title of SVP, International. Brock resigned a year later, making Ventura the sole Head of A&R.

In 2019, Ventura was promoted to the position of President & Co-Managing Director at Sony/ATV UK, working alongside Tim Major.

Among the artists and songwriters Ventura has signed or worked with are Clean Bandit, Martin Solveig, Passenger, Kygo, Jorja Smith, Sigrid, Two Inch Punch, JP Cooper, Mark Ralph, Becky Hill, Louis The Child and, more recently, Banx & Ranx, Camelphat and Skepta.Music Business Worldwide

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