Respected UK-based A&R Shaurav D’Silva is leaving 3Beat to join Warner Bros in London, where he will launch a new imprint – 2TE Records.
During D’Silva’s four year tenure at 3Beat – a Universal Music partner – he signed multi-platinum drum and bass duo Sigma and Afrobeats star Fuse ODG who have sold over five million records worldwide.
2TE Records will launch in January 2017 as part of Warner Bros. Records UK, under the leadership of Phil Christie.
Max Lousada, Chairman & CEO, Warner Music UK said: “It’s a really exciting time for Warner Bros. Records UK right now. Phil is making his mark on the label, he’s launching this dynamic new imprint at the same time as bringing in brilliant new talent – from seasoned A&R execs like Shaurav to iconic artists like Liam Gallagher to hot new acts like Dua Lipa.
“I look forward to seeing what Phil and Shaurav can achieve together for 2TE Records.”
Max Lousada, Warner Music UK
Phil Christie, President, Warner Bros. Records UK commented, “I’m really happy to welcome Shaurav to the team. He’s a proven and impressive A&R with a track record for signing massive hits with interesting artists – he follows talent, not the crowd.
“We want to work with the broadest range of acts on our roster at WB and I’m confident he’ll deliver great music from a broad spectrum of artists and bring a new energy to the label.”
Shaurav D’Silva said, “I’m over the moon to be working with Max and Phil to launch 2TE Records with Warner Bros in the UK.
“Our shared vision of creating global superstars from the world of urban and dance music is very exciting and I’m really looking forward to getting started in January.”
D’Silva will continue to run 2-Tone Entertainment, a management company who represent in-demand writers and producers such as Diztortion, Eyelar and Pantha as well as rising R’n’B artist Tayá.
[Pictured: L-R : James Radice (SVP Legal & Business Affairs, WMUK), Max Lousada (Chairman & CEO, WMUK), Shaurav D’Silva, Phil Christie (President, Warner Bros. Records UK) and Stephen Luckman (Lawyer)]Music Business Worldwide