Sony/ATV Music Publishing’s Chairman and CEO Martin Bandier has appointed Rick Krim as Co-President, U.S., a role in which he will lead the company’s A&R operations in Los Angeles.
Krim will oversee Sony/ATV’s U.S. A&R activities alongside Co-President, U.S. Danny Strick, who is based in the company’s New York office. Both report directly to Bandier.
Bandier says, “Rick is a true music industry professional with deep relationships with the best artists, talent managers and industry executives. He truly knows songwriters and will be a great asset to an already strong team. Given his time at MTV and VH1, he will also bring to us a number of additional skills to complement his immense A&R capabilities.”
Krim says, “I cannot wait to get started in this role as I am not only returning to music publishing, but will be reunited with Marty Bandier who I learned so much from during my time at EMI. It is so exciting and such an honor after all these years to get a chance to work with him again, especially at a company as dynamic as Sony/ATV that is blessed with so many great songwriters and artists. I am also looking forward to working with Danny and the rest of the Sony/ATV team.”
Krim most recently worked at Republic Records as Executive VP, Artist Development. His career has included roles as Executive VP of Talent and Music Programming for VH1, six years as Sr. VP of Talent Acquisition and Marketing at EMI Publishing, and VP of Talent and Artist Relations at MTV Networks, where he began his career in 1982.
A graduate of Bucknell University, he was named in 2003 by the T.J. Martell Foundation, a non-profit organization funding innovative research for leukemia, cancer and AIDS, as the honoree for its 4th Annual Family Day. In 2012 he received the UJA music Visionary of the Year Award for demonstrating leadership and philanthropy at work and in the community.
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