London’s Metropolis Studios has appointed Gavin Newman to the new position of event and content director, and has also launched new event Metropolis Live in partnership with Clash magazine.
Effective immediately, Newman will be tasked with creating and overseeing Metropolis’ event and content strategy to drive new commercial and content partnerships, as well as developing new IP and initiatives.
Reporting to CEO Ian Brenchley, Newman, who most recently served as head of online and music at private members club, The Hospital Club, brings a wealth of experience to the role.
“We are all absolutely enraptured to have someone of Gavin’s experience come on board and work across the whole business,” commented Brenchley. “Gavin’s passion and vision for the business is entirely complimentary to the ‘Motown’ analogy we constantly talk about and are working towards.”
Newman added: “Metropolis Studios has an unprecedented heritage and incredible facilities. It will be an extremely exciting challenge to tap into this infrastructure and start building their live music presence as one of London’s most exclusive and intimate venues for music fans, the record industry and brands.”
Meanwhile, the firm has announced Metropolis Live, a new event in partnership with Clash magazine. The launch show on December 8, will take place in Studio A in front of 100 golden ticket holders, available exclusively to Clash Magazine readers. The show will also be recorded for Clash Magazine.