Syco Music appoints Tom Overbury as Senior A&R Manager
Tom Overbury is to join Syco Music as a Senior A&R Manager, it was announced today [30.01]. He will take up his new role in February 2018 and report to Anya Jones, Head of A&R.
Tom is joining from Warner/Chappell Music, where he has been a Senior A&R Manager for the last four years. In that time, he has signed writers such as Mac & Phil (The Chainsmokers, Emeli Sande, Naughty Boy); Jonny Lattimer (Ellie Goulding, Tom Grennan, Tom Odell) as well as Syco Music signed artist Ina Wroldsen (Calvin Harris How Deep Is Your Love, Clean Bandit Rockabye and Symphony; James Arthur Impossible). Tom also signed UK act You Me At Six to BMG. The band subsequently topped the UK album charts in 2014.
In his new role, Tom – named one of Music Week’s ’30 under Thirty’ in 2014 – will join Syco Music’s renowned A&R team, who have been responsible for some of the UK’s biggest chart successes in recent years including One Direction, Little Mix and James Arthur. To date, Syco artists have sold more than 390 million records worldwide.
Tom said: “I feel honoured to be given the opportunity to join Syco and work with Simon Cowell, Tyler Brown and what is an exceptionally talented A&R team. Their track record is one of the most respected both in the UK music industry and around the world, and it’s one I’m determined to add to.”
Tyler Brown, Managing Director of Syco Music, said: “Tom has enjoyed great success signing and working with some incredible artists and writers, including our own Ina Wroldsen. We’re delighted to welcome him to the Syco A&R team.”
January 30, 2018 7:27am ET by Syco Music