Rob Stratton has been appointed director of visual & media rights at Sony Music Publishing UK.
In this role, Stratton will be responsible for working with broadcasters and media production companies, and will be the primary point of contact for SMP’s UK visual & media clients. He will also be supporting senior vice president Cathy Merenda and the greater visual & media rights team in the US to continue developing the business internationally.
Stratton joined Sony Music Publishing as promotions executive in 2014, where he later took on his most recent position in the visual & media rights department. He has worked on a large number of the company’s deals with All3Media, Mattel, Entertainment One and many more.
“I am delighted to continue my journey with Sony Music Publishing in this new role,” Stratton said. “Together with our exceptional teams both in the UK and the US, I look forward to delivering new opportunities for our visual & media rights clients and driving our business forward.”
Sony Music Publishing president and co-managing director, UK, SVP International David Ventura and co-managing director, UK Tim Major said: “We met Rob over a decade ago when he first joined EMI Music Publishing and are thrilled to see him develop into the outstanding executive he is. Visual & media rights is such a crucial part of our business and Rob has played an imperative role in growing this department. His knowledge, expertise and meticulous attention to detail when working with partners and clients make him a natural candidate for this role. We are so happy Rob will be leading the V&M department here in the UK.”
Sony Music Publishing SVP, visual & media rights, Cathy Merenda said: “Rob is an excellent fit for this role, and I am delighted to be working alongside him to deliver a superior level of service to SMP's visual & media rights clients.”