Closer Artist Management, Recording and Publishing have announced four new hires.
Manager Luke Williams brings with him a roster including Calum Scott and emerging singer/songwriters JC Stewart and Corey Sanders. He also represents Grammy-nominated mixing engineer Geoff Swan and producer Daniel Mirza.
“I am absolutely delighted to have joined the great team at Closer," said Williams. "I’ve been a fan of the company from afar for a while now, their consistency to break artists internationally isn’t just a fluke. Having been in the office for a short period of time already, you can really feel the passion and in-depth analysis the team go through with each artist.
"I feel this is a great opportunity to continue to learn and grow as a manager and for my roster to be part of such a great company and help build and develop their careers from where they are now.”
These team additions are crucial to us not only strengthening the next phase of our company's performance, but also adding to the service we give to all our clients
Paul McDonald & Ryan Lofthouse
Also joining the company, which is based in the Matrix Complex in Fulham, is Nadia Shukri, who joins from East City Management and will team up with Williams as day-to-day manager. Her background includes roles in music touring at CAA and frontline marketing at Polydor.
Elsewhere, Amelia Scivier joins as general manager, having previously served as general manager of Good Soldier Songs, while Josie Charlwood joins as head of digital from Global, where she managed digital strategy across Classic FM’s album releases and Global’s Enterprise brands.
Co-MDs Paul McDonald and Ryan Lofthouse said: “These team additions are crucial to us not only strengthening the next phase of our company’s performance, but also adding to the service we give to all our clients. Each of these individuals will play a crucial role in our artist, writer and producer campaigns going forward, and we are very happy to welcome them all on board.In Luke we feel we have the best young manager in the country."
Closer represents acts including George Ezra, James Bay, James Morrison, Lily Moore and John Newman.
Pictured (L-R): Paul McDonald, Nadia Shukri, Josie Charlwood, Amelia Scivier, Luke Williams, Abi Marrow & Ryan Lofthouse
PHOTO: Ellen Offredy.