Cooking Vinyl have announced the appointment of Ryan Farley as managing director, Cooking Vinyl Publishing.
The hire comes as Cooking Vinyl refocuses its publishing business as a frontline operation to sit alongside its record label.
Formerly A&R manager at Warner/Chappell, Farley’s previous signings include Madeon (Lady Gaga, Ellie Goulding, Muse), Starsmith (Ellie Goulding), Max McElligott (Wolf Gang), Clock Opera and Cold Specks.
Martin Goldschmidt (pictured above, right, with Farley), Cooking Vinyl group chairman said: “We are really excited to have Ryan head up our publishing company worldwide. His strength is creative A&R and he will be able to make a big difference in developing careers for our current and future writers. We have big plans for the expansion of our publishing company.”
Cooking Vinyl Records MD Rob Collins added: “Ryan will bring another dimension to the publishing company and open up doors for the label as well. I’m looking forward to discovering lots of new music.”
Commenting on his new role, Farley described it as “an opportunity that I couldn’t turn down”.
He added: “Everything is in place for the company to grow and become a significant player in the publishing world. I’m looking forward to leading the business with a hands-on A&R approach; creating an environment where songwriters feel valued, supported and provided with real opportunities in the knowledge that their rights are being diligently administered, protected and accounted for.”
Recent Cooking Vinyl projects include The Prodigy, Lissie, Billy Bragg, Passenger and Nina Nesbitt.