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 ...


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