DURHAM, NC (Hypebot) – Industry veteran Simon Perry has been promoted to Chief Creative Officer and Head of A&R at direct to fan platform ReverbNation. He joined the company in 2013 and was previously SVP of Creative.
A veteran of the UK music industry, Perry, now based in New York City, helped launched the careers of several platinum artists. As a staff writer at BMG, Bug/Windswept and Nettwerk, his songs for global superstars like Westlife placed him at the top of the charts. In the UK, he contributed to four #1 albums and seven top 20 singles. He also co-wrote and produced Echo and The Bunnymen’s critically acclaimed studio album “The Fountain.”
In his new role, Perry will continue to lead the company’s artist curation and development initiatives and spearhead outreach to the larger music industry. He will also oversee ReverbNation’s just announced CONNECT program, an artist incubator set to launch later on this year.