Independent music company Cooking Vinyl has appointed former Warner/Chappell exec, Ryan Farley, as Managing Director, Cooking Vinyl Publishing.
Cooking Vinyl tells MBW that, concurrent to Farley’s arrival, it’s refocusing its publishing business as a frontline operation to sit alongside its well-known record label.
In recent years, the Cooking Vinyl label has worked major campaigns for artists such as Passenger, The Prodigy, Lissie, long-time signee Billy Bragg and most recently, Nina Nesbitt.
Farley is a former A&R Manager at Warner/Chappell in London, where his signings included Madeon (Lady Gaga, Ellie Goulding, Muse), Starsmith (Ellie Goulding), Max McElligott (Wolf Gang), Clock Opera and Cold Specks.
“Everything is in place here for the company to grow and become a significant player in the publishing world.”
Ryan Farley, Cooking Vinyl Publishing
Said Farley: “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 here for the company to grow and become a significant player in the publishing world. 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.”
Martin Goldschmidt, Cooking Vinyl Group Chairman said, “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. We have big plans for expansion of our publishing company.”
Cooking Vinyl Records MD Rob Collins added: “Ryan will bring another dimension to the publishing company and open up doors for the label as well.
“I’m looking forward to discovering lots of new music.”
[Pictured: Farley with CV Chairman, Martin Goldschmidt]Music Business Worldwide