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Former Chrysalis MD joins Columbia

By | Published on Thursday 15 September 2011

Columbia Records

Mike Smith, the MD of Sony Music’s Columbia Records UK, has announced the appointment of Alison Donald, formerly MD at publisher Chrysalis Music, to the role of Senior Director Of A&R.

Says Smith: “I am delighted at having Alison Donald join Columbia Records as Director Of A&R. I have known Alison since the early 90s when she signed an act I published to Capitol Records. I loved making records with her and always wanted to repeat the experience. Her taste, and A&R skills are second to none and she is one of the most accomplished executives in the business. Her experience in rights management as well as artists relations make her the ideal person to be running an A&R team as we face the current challenges in the music industry in 2011”.

Donald herself added: “I am very happy to be joining the Columbia team and am looking forward to working closely with Mike. This label has a rich history and a legacy of incredible artists; I’m excited to now be part of it going forward”.