Downtown Music Publishing has appointed Cliff Audretch III as VP, creative.
Audretch will be responsible for scouting, developing and signing new artists, songwriters, and producers, as well as creating opportunities for Downtown clients and copyrights. He will join Downtown’s Nashville-based creative team alongside Natalie Osborne and Matt Turner, reporting directly to SVP, creative, Steve Markland.
“Cliff is an excellent addition to our seasoned and accomplished team, here at Downtown,” said Markland. “We are thrilled to have someone with his extensive experience and creative knowledge on board, working with our global team.”
Prior to joining Downtown, Audretch served as a talent manager representing songwriters and producers at Patriot Management, where he established the company’s Nashville division.
He also ran his own publishing company, Greatshakin’ Music, launched in conjunction with Warner Chappell Music in 2013. Audretch has held senior A&R and creative positions at Show Dog-Universal Music, Universal South Records, and Windswept Publishing.