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Secretly Canadian announces global expansion

By | Published on Friday 13 July 2012

Secretly Canadian, along with partner labels Jagjaguwar and Dead Oceans, has announced a number of new appointments in the UK, Europe and the US.

Former A&R Director at XL Hannah Overton has been announced as the new General Manager for the UK and Europe, and will also have a creative and A&R focus. Laura Sykes joins from Ninja Tune as Head Of European Sales And Digital Strategy, while Mike Holdsworth moves to become European Projects Director, and Tom Davies joins the team full time as European Marketing and Product Manager.

The company’s US MD Nick Blandford told CMU: “The label groups’ owners and I could not be more excited about the direction which our London team is taking us. Mike and Tom have been trailblazers for our labels. Their tireless work has helped to put us the position to expand our footprint in the UK and Europe. With the addition of Hannah and Laura, we enjoy bountiful leadership and experience throughout our staff. I look forward to see where Hannah and her team can take us as we strive to develop and support the careers of our artists globally”.

Over in the company’s New York office, Jon Coombs is promoted to Associate Director Of A&R and joined by former manager of Sonic Boom Records in Seattle, Melanie Sheehan, as Project Manager.

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