Ari Gelaw noted, “I am truly honored to work alongside Jon Platt, Ian Holder and the entire Sony Music Publishing team. They’ve fostered an amazing culture that always puts songwriters first, and I couldn’t be more grateful to be a part of it. It’s an exciting time in music, and I can’t wait to start this new chapter at SMP.”
“Ari’s commitment to songwriters and the creative community is nothing short of admirable. She represents the culture we are committed to building here at SMP and I look forward to seeing it flourish.” in his new role, noted Ian Holder, SVP Creative, Sony Music Publishing.
Most recently, Gelaw was Director of A&R at Universal Music Publishing Group. During her time with the company, she has signed and worked extensively with top talent including Megan you stallion, DaBaby and Coi Leray, which achieved record chart success. She has also signed and worked alongside high-demand producers such as Earl on the Beat, known for producing City Girls’ “Act Up,” and Speaker Bangerz, who produced “Heart on Ice” by stem wave. She also spent two years at Atlantic Records working in its Urban A&R department.
SOURCESony Music Publishing