The Aftershow: Warner/Chappell's managing director Mike Smith

James Hanley

The best decision I ever made was…

To sign Blur back in 1990 because not only did it secure me my career and introduce me to four lifelong friends, but the bass player in the band, Alex James, went to school with my wife Jo and, if it hadn’t been for signing Blur, I wouldn’t have met Jo, I wouldn’t have my family and I wouldn’t have my job.

As far as I’m concerned, they provided me with friendship and ...


Login to access this article

To access this article you need to be a subscriber. If you are a subscriber login below.

Start your 4 week Free Trial

Register for a Music Week trial to access this article.

Sign up for your free trial to Music Week, the no 1 weekly trade magazine for anyone who needs to understand the business of music. For four whole weeks we will provide you with great, in-depth journalism that gets right inside the business of music in print and 24/7 online. With both the print and digital edition you will be able to enjoy the whole Premium experience of a subscription to Music Week - absolutely free.

Start your free trial

Subscribe

If you have previously taken a trial you will need to subscribe to access this article.

Subscribe Now
subscribe link free-trial link

follow us...