He’ll report on to Dipesh Parmar, President of Columbia Information UK.
With greater than a decade of expertise working in A&R, Spinks joined Columbia Information UK final yr and since then has signed and developed 22-year-old breakthrough artist Venbee, whose hit single Messy In Heaven has spent 20 weeks within the charts. The monitor peaked at No.3 and has achieved 112 million world streams.
In his expanded function, Spinks can be liable for overseeing the course of the A&R technique for Columbia Information UK and signing and growing expertise for its roster.
Previous to Columbia, he spent 10 years at Polydor the place he signed Jax Jones and labored throughout eight UK High 20 singles, together with UK High 3 hit You Don’t Know Me, a collaboration with one other of his signings RAYE.
The announcement additionally notes that Spinks labored on No.1 albums for BRIT Award-winning artists Celeste and Ellie Goulding, and with Mura Masa on his debut album, serving to him to safe A$AP Rocky for his function on Love$ick.
Along with Spinks’ new Head of A&R function, he may even run a three way partnership label referred to as Room Two. Described as a “boutique imprint”, the label will function beneath the Columbia Information UK banner.
On the similar time, Amy Wheatley was appointed Managing Director of Columbia Information UK, reporting to Parmar.
“Jamie’s the definition of a real A&R who understands tips on how to obtain the very best from artists and produce actual worth to information.”
Dipesh Parmar, Columbia Information UK
Dipesh Parmar, President of Columbia Information UK mentioned: “Jamie’s the definition of a real A&R who understands tips on how to obtain the very best from artists and produce actual worth to information.
“I’ve admired Jamie’s work over time, and we’ve been in shut competitors for so long as I can keep in mind.
“I’m delighted about his well-deserved new place and to lastly be becoming a member of forces and dealing aspect by aspect to take the brand new Columbia into the long run, alongside the good crew and unbelievable roster.”
“I’m extremely proud to have been supplied the chance to be Head of A&R at such a prestigious label.”
Jamie Spinks, Head of A&R, Columbia Information, mentioned: “I’m extremely proud to have been supplied the chance to be Head of A&R at such a prestigious label.
“It comes with enormous accountability to keep up its legacy as one of many greatest UK report labels, and to emulate the worldwide success of its present established roster, with new artists. I’m vastly grateful for the assist of Jason Iley and Dipesh, each of whom I’ve immense respect for.
“I’m excited to be working carefully with Dipesh after years of admiring his A&R acumen from afar, and main the Columbia A&R crew, which is full of a mix of priceless expertise and expertise.”Music Enterprise Worldwide