Warner Music UK has announced the launch of new imprint 2TE Records, to be headed by experienced A&R Shaurav D’Silva.
Launching in January, 2TE Records will be led by D’Silva as part of Warner Bros. Records UK, under the leadership of Phil Christie. D’Silva joins after four years at 3Beat, where he signed the likes of Sigma and Fuse ODG.
Max Lousada, chairman & CEO, Warner Music UK, said: “It’s a really exciting time for Warner Bros. Records UK right now. Phil is making his mark on the label, he’s launching this dynamic new imprint at the same time as bringing in brilliant new talent – from seasoned A&R execs like Shaurav to iconic artists like Liam Gallagher to hot new acts like Dua Lipa. I look forward to seeing what Phil and Shaurav can achieve together for 2TE Records.”
Warner Bros. Records UK president Phil Christie, said: “I’m really happy to welcome Shaurav to the team. He’s a proven and impressive A&R with a track record for signing massive hits with interesting artists – he follows talent, not the crowd. We want to work with the broadest range of acts on our roster at WB and I’m confident he’ll deliver great music from a broad spectrum of artists and bring a new energy to the label.”
D’Silva, who will continue to run 2-Tone Entertainment, a management company which represents writers and producers such as Diztortion, Eyelar and Pantha, added: "I’m over the moon to be working with Max and Phil to launch 2TE Records with Warner Bros in the UK. Our shared vision of creating global superstars from the world of urban and dance music is very exciting and I'm really looking forward to getting started in January."
Pictured (L-R): James Radice (SVP Legal & Business Affairs, WMUK), Max Lousada (Chairman & CEO, WMUK), Shaurav D’Silva, Phil Christie (President, Warner Bros. Records UK) and Stephen Luckman (Lawyer)