Andrew Sparkler Upped To Sr/VP Business Development For Downtown Music Publishing

Downtown Music Publishing has promoted Andrew Sparkler to Senior Vice President, Business Development.

Sparkler joined Downtown in 2014 as Vice President, Business Affairs and Operations, and has been an integral part of the team sourcing, negotiating and closing new deals with Ryan Tedder, Benny Blanco, Nikki Sixx, Jason Isbell, RJD2, Fania and many more. He was also the main catalyst behind Downtown’s innovative direct partnership with YouTube. Andrew also is a frequent writer and speaker on issues surrounding technology, publishing and performing rights.

In his newly expanded position, Sparkler will manage all catalog acquisitions and strategic business development opportunities across the company’s global offices, reporting to Chief Operating Officer, Andrew Bergman.

“It’s been amazing to be a witness to Andrew’s growth as an executive over the past 3 years and we’re truly thrilled to announce his promotion today,” said Bergman. “He shoulders an ever increasing workload and has made himself an indispensable part of the management team. We look forward to many more years with Andrew leading our business development efforts.”

“Thanks to Justin and Andrew for this amazing opportunity,” said Sparkler. “Working with the Downtown team has been the most fun and rewarding job that I’ve had since helping to DJ Bar-Mitzvah’s with my cousin, ‘Big Al.’ I look forward to growing the company and, more importantly, fighting everyday for fair payment to songwriters.”

Prior to joining Downtown, Sparkler was Vice President and Head of Business Affairs at ASCAP. He began his career in the industry at Beldock, Levine & Hoffman, and is a graduate of Brown University and Fordham School of Law.


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