Universal Music Publishing Australia/New Zealand Names Arwen Curson VP Creative
June 30, 2016 at 2:30 PM (PT)
Music industry executive ARWEN CURSON has joined UNIVERSAL MUSIC PUBLISHING AUSTRALIA and NEW ZEALAND as VP/Creative, it was announced by UMPG AUSTRALIA/ASIA PACIFIC REGION ANDREW JENKINS. CURSON will be based out of the UMP SYDNEY office and responsible for both the company’s A&R and Film/TV synch teams.
With over 12 years experience in artist management, label management, publishing and A&R, CURSON was most recently Director of Operations, AUSTRALIA/NEW ZEALAND for CROWDMIX, the LONDON-based, music-focused social media platform. Prior to her move to AUSTRALIA, for nearly nine years, CURSON was Partner and Artist Manager at ATC MANAGEMENT in the U.K., where she worked with a number of artists including KATE NASH and HALF MOON RUN, as well as notably developed and broke the internationally acclaimed band CATFISH AND THE BOTTLEMEN.
Commented JENKINS: “With a huge talent and 360-degree perspective and insight into the music business, ARWEN is the perfect person to help us implement our future creative strategy at UNIVERSAL MUSIC PUBLISHING AUSTRALIA. She brings a fresh approach to our creative activities, a unique vision, driving ambition and great personal skills, all of which will be of tremendous benefit to our artists and writers.”
Added CURSON: “I am stoked to be joining the UMPG team and to be working with the likes of JODY [GERSON] and ANDREW, whose ideology, vision and passion I both share and admire. AUSTRALIA and NEW ZEALAND have an exceptional pool of talent and I'm excited to be given the opportunity to make sure that talent is nurtured, recognized and celebrated, not only here, but on the international stage.”