Sony/ATV Music Publishing has appointed Thomas Krottinger as Senior Manager, International A&R, based in the company’s Los Angeles office.
Prior to taking up the newly-created role, Krottinger spent three years on the A&R team at Prescription Songs and Kemosabe Records working under Prescription Songs President and Kemosabe SVP A&R Beka Tischker.
Krottinger takes up his new position at Sony/ATV with immediate effect, reporting to both Sony/ATV President, Worldwide Creative Guy Moot and Senior Vice President, Co-Head of West Coast A&R Amanda Berman-Hill.
He will serve as the contact point for all Sony/ATV international songwriters who are either based in Los Angeles or are visiting the city to write.
His responsibilities will include pairing up songwriters and organizing writing sessions, arranging meetings between songwriters and industry contacts and pitching songs.
“LA is undoubtedly a hub for all songwriters and especially our international writers. [Thomas’s] arrival further strengthens our West Coast team’s ability to provide unrivalled service and opportunities for them, including setting up co-writing sessions and finding the best outlets for their songs.”
Guy Moot, Sony/ATV
Guy Moot said: “Thomas will be an amazing addition to our team and we welcome him to this unique position. LA is undoubtedly a hub for all songwriters and especially our international writers. His arrival further strengthens our West Coast team’s ability to provide unrivalled service and opportunities for them, including setting up co-writing sessions and finding the best outlets for their songs. The world of songwriting is now truly international and we are best positioned to capitalize on this.”
Amanda Berman-Hill said: “At Sony/ATV we have always prided ourselves in giving our songwriters the highest-quality service, but this new role will take our support to another level. With LA now the epicenter of the songwriting world, Thomas is an important addition to the team here and will ensure any of our writers visiting or relocating to the city will have the best experience possible.”
Thomas Krottinger said: “I am incredibly excited to join the team at Sony/ATV. Guy and Amanda have created an unparalleled environment for their international artists and writers to thrive in Los Angeles and I look forward to continuing their tradition of collaboration and creativity. I can’t wait to work with our immensely talented roster, and help make LA their second home.”
At Prescription/Kemosabe, Krottinger worked with a number of songwriters, producers and artists including Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Bonnie McKee (Katy Perry, Britney Spears, Kelly Clarkson), FRENSHIP, Chloe Angelides, Allie X, Nate Campany, Vancouver Sleep Clinic and the Space Primates.
Krottinger started his career in the music touring department of leading entertainment and sports agency Creative Artists Agency where he worked for music agent Jeff Frasco and then music agent Marlene Tsuchii booking domestic and international tours.Music Business Worldwide