Respected UK A&R veteran Angus Blair has joined Nettwerk Music Group as UK Director, Creative/A&R.
Blair brings nearly 20 years of industry experience to Nettwerk, from his start at influential ’90s label China Records signing multi-platinum artists Morcheeba and The Egg, to his time at Chrysalis where he signed, among others, Bat For Lashes.
Most recently, Blair was VP of A&R at Global where he signed UK Gold album artist Jungle, as well as The Horrors.
In his new role at Nettwerk, Blair will be tasked with discovering and signing talent across the UK and Europe.
Mark Jowett, Nettwerk’s Head of Creative, said, “Nettwerk couldn’t be more pleased to welcome Angus Blair to the global team.
“With creative experience and success across both label and publishing within the major and indie worlds, we believe he is a perfect fit for Nettwerk and will help our current and future artists and writers flourish.”
“With creative experience and success across both label and publishing within the major and indie worlds, we believe Angus is a perfect fit for Nettwerk and will help our current and future artists and writers flourish.”
Mark Jowett, Nettwerk
Angus commented, “I’ve had the privilege in my career of working across both records and publishing, I’ve enjoyed working and learning from a host of great executives, managers and artists and I hope to bring that experience to my new role at Nettwerk where Terry Mark, Ric & Dan have built a hugely Successful company with a truly diverse roster built on a solid artist friendly culture.”
Additionally, Krishandeep Thind, who has been with Nettwerk over three years, has been promoted to Director of UK Marketing and Label Strategy.
Thind has overseen the UK strategy for acclaimed acts such as indie/dance quartet Boxed In, alternative rock band The Veils and Icelandic dream pop band Vök.
Simon Mortimer-Lamb, President & COO of Nettwerk, added, “We are extremely pleased to announce these important investments in people who will be essential in helping to grow Nettwerk’s UK presence and roster. Welcome Angus and congratulations to Krishandeep and our UK team!”
Nettwerk’s UK team is rounded out by Ken Li – UK Promotions Manager, Emily Richardson – Director of Synch and Matthew Morgan – Digital Manager UK & Europe.
The Nettwerk Music Group was founded in 1984 by principals Terry McBride, Mark Jowett, Ric Arboit and Dan Fraser.Music Business Worldwide