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Cooking Vinyl ramps up songs business, appoints new MD

By | Published on Friday 7 September 2018

Independent music group Cooking Vinyl has said that it is “refocusing” its music publishing division as a frontline operation sitting alongside the label, as it hires a new MD for the business in form of ex-Warner/Chappell exec Ryan Farley.

Cooking Vinyl boss Martin Goldschmidt confirmed “we have big plans for the expansion of our publishing company”, while confirming Farley’s appointment. He went on: “We are really excited to have Ryan head up our publishing company worldwide. His strength is creative A&R and he will be able to make a big difference in developing careers for our current and future writers”.

Referencing Goldschmidt and Cooking Vinyl Records MD Rob Collins, Farley himself said: “When I met with Martin and Rob and heard of their ambitions for the publishing company I knew it was an opportunity that I couldn’t turn down. Everything is in place for the company to grow and become a significant player in the publishing world”.

He added: “I’m looking forward to leading the business with a hands-on A&R approach; creating an environment where songwriters feel valued, supported and provided with real opportunities in the knowledge that their rights are being diligently administered, protected and accounted for”.