Leading digital music distribution and publishing administration company TuneCore has hired Nathan Barley Phillips as entertainment relations manager.
Phillips (pictured), who serves on the board of the Association Of Independent Music (AIM), joins TuneCore from Invictus Music & Media, the company behind independent UK music brands Basick Records, Hold Tight! PR and Magnetic North Publishing, which he founded in 2008.
He will be responsible for overseeing artist and brand relations in the UK, with a focus on supporting and empowering independent artists at the grassroots level.
"Nathan is a perfect addition to the TuneCore family in Europe, bringing keen industry insights and local knowledge to help us educate and empower our UK artists within the market," said Scott Ackerman, CEO of TuneCore. "Nathan recognises the ins and outs of the music industry, and he's worn many hats throughout his career. He understands the different types of services that artists need at various stages of their careers, as well as the importance of personalised support. TuneCore artists have success on an international level because we support them on the ground where they live and work, while also providing global distribution to more than 150 digital stores worldwide."
TuneCore provides artists with the tools and resources to grow and sustain their independent careers, without sacrificing revenue or ownership. In 2015, TuneCore was acquired by its current parent company Believe Distribution Services.