Roberto Razzini has been named Managing Director, Italy, at Sony Music Publishing.
Based in Milan, Razzini will be responsible for overseeing Sony Music Publishing Italy’s operations, expanding its global strategy, and developing SMP’s roster of songwriters and composers.
He will work closely with Sony Music Publishing Italy’s General Manager, Roberto Curti, and will report to President, International, Guy Henderson.
Sony Music Publishing Italy is home to songwriters and composers including Måneskin – who renewed their global deal with Sony Music Publishing in December 2021 – as well as, Francesca Michielin & Fedez, Gaia, Coma_Cose, Marco Mengoni, Gazzelle, Mara Sattei, Lo Stato Sociale and Federico Nardelli.
Razzini previously led Warner Chappell Music Italiana, since 2002.
Razzini joined Warner Chappell in 1990 as a Product Manager, and later became Head of International in 1993.
Throughout his career, Razzini has worked with artists including Burt Bacharach, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Green Day, The Muse, Neil Young, Jackson Browne, Adventura , Lionel Ritchie, REM, Luciano Ligabue, Laura Pausini, I Nomadi, Nek, Cesare Cremonini, Gigi D’Alessio, Litfiba, Gianluca Grignani, Paolo Conte, Irene Grandi, Ghemon, Dolcenera, Piero Pelù, Umberto Tozzi, Neffa and Modà.
Razzini is a member of the Management Board of S.I.A.E. (Italian Society of Authors and Publishers), a position he has held since 2018.
“I am honored by the opportunity.”
Roberto Razzini, said: “I would like to thank Jon Platt and Guy Henderson for entrusting me with the role of Managing Director in Italy.
“I am honored by the opportunity – this prestigious corporation represents excellence in the global music business and it is inspiring to be a part of Sony Music Publishing.
“I look forward to working alongside the SMP teams in Milan, Rome, and around the world.”
“Roberto is a natural leader and brings his wealth of experience to our company.”
Guy Henderson, Sony Music Publishing
Guy Henderson, Sony Music Publishing President, International, added: “It is such a pleasure to welcome Roberto to Sony Music Publishing.
“Roberto is a natural leader and brings his wealth of experience to our company, both in managing publishing companies and by playing a major role in the Italian music industry over many years.
“I am really looking forward to working with Roberto and our very talented Italian team to continue to develop our business both domestically and globally.”Music Business Worldwide