Zeon Richards has joined London-based Ministry of Sound Recordings as Head of A&R.
Moving over from Polydor Records, Richards is appointed with immediate effect and will report directly to Dipesh Parmar, MOSR Managing Director.
Richards worked at Polydor for three years as an A&R consultant.
During his tenure he signed acts including Stefflon Don, Wretch 32, and Steel Banglez and was influential in the signing of artist Ramz, who has seen hit ‘Barking’ storm the charts in recent months.
Richards also runs music management company The Renowned Group (Wretch 32, Knox Brown, Hamzaa).
“Zeon is completely immersed in modern culture and his taste, drive and ambition will be a huge asset to the label.”
Dipesh Parmar, Ministry Of Sound
In his new role, the exec will be leading the A&R team and adding to Sony-owned Ministry of Sound’s growing roster, which includes Sigala, DJ Fresh and London Grammar.
Richards said of his new role: “I am really excited to be working with such a renowned and respected company in Ministry of Sound and I look forward to leading a forward-thinking A&R team.”
Dipesh Parmar, MD, Ministry of Sound Recordings said: “I am delighted that Zeon has joined Ministry of Sound to head up the A&R team. He’s completely immersed in modern culture and his taste, drive and ambition will be a huge asset to the label.
“I had the pleasure of working with Zeon and had a huge amount of success with Wretch 32. He is the perfect executive to help drive the label forward.”
Pictured L-R: David Dollimore [President, RCA UK and Ministry of Sound Recordings], Zeon Richards [Head of A&R, Ministry of Sound Recordings], Dipesh Parmar [Managing Director, Ministry of Sound Recordings]Music Business Worldwide