Mike Smith on Warner/Chappell's Liam Gallagher publishing masterplan

James Hanley

Working with Liam Gallagher marks the fruition of a long-held ambition for Warner/Chappell UK MD Mike Smith. Gallagher was Smith’s first signing as boss of the company, the publishing arm of Warner Music Group. “The opportunity to work with people of that star quality comes along very rarely,” Smith tells Music Week. “I’ve known Liam pretty much since [Oasis] kicked off and have always been a massive fan of his. I tried really hard to sign Oasis back in 1993 ...

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