Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Nettwerk names Tom Gates SVP of A&R and Strategy | Music Business Worldwide


Longtime Nettwerk artist manager Tom Gates has been named SVP, A&R and Strategy at the music company. 

Gates has been with Nettwerk for 15 years, working with artists including Brand New, The Format and fun.

During that time he went on to co-manage Christina Perri, MILCK, Good Old War and Mike Posner, whose ‘I Took a Pill in Ibiza’ has over a billion streams on Spotify.

Gates previously served as Arista Records’ Director of Alternative, Rock and AAA Promotion.

While there, he worked with Nettwerk artists Sarah McLachlan and Dido, as well as Arista signings like Annie Lennox and Patti Smith.

“I can’t think of a better time than right now to add a manager’s perspective to a record label that values careers, rather than moments.” tom gates

Discussing his new role, Gates said: “I can’t think of a better time than right now to add a manager’s perspective to a record label that values careers, rather than moments.

“I feel lucky that in this position I will be able to use my favorite aspects of that job, as well as everything I learned before manager life.”

“Tom has the ability to see an artist’s path from the beginning and the experience to carry the plan through. I’m especially excited to see what he brings to our roster.”

terry mcbride, nettwerk

Nettwerk CEO Terry McBride added: “Tom has the ability to see an artist’s path from the beginning and the experience to carry the plan through.

“His passion for the artists that he works with brings about the best of every team member.

“I look forward to his involvement in our current projects, but I’m especially excited to see what he brings to our roster.”Music Business Worldwide

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