LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess) — London-based music licensing agent West One Music Group, announced plans for a major expansion in North America with the launch of a new custom music division, and the expansion of their North Amercian management team.
As part of the West One’s U.S. expansion, the company announced the appointment of Brad Burnside as VP of Partnerships and Operations. As well, Chris Brown will be relocating from London to the U.S. while continuing to serve in his role as head of West One Music Group’s Trailer music label and Custom Music Manager for West One Music Group.
As West One Music Group’s VP of Partnerships and Operations, Brad Burnside will focus on expanding activity in the broadcast and production space as well as overall strategy and leadership for the U.S. group. Prior to joining West One Music Group, he was Head of TV and West Coast Sales with Audio Network, where he was responsible for developing the company’s client relations and sales operations.
Burnside started his career in editing and post-production at Postworks and shifted his focus to online media at The Newsmarket, where he ran the Media on Demand department as Senior Digital Producer before joining Audio Network and now West One Music Group.
Chris Brown has played a significant role in the expansion of West One’s London business over the past five years. He is a graduate of the Royal Academy of Music in London and had a career as a composer, orchestrator, music editor and producer.
Both Burnside and Brown will be based out of the company’s Los Angeles offices and will report directly to Edwin Cox. The two will work closely with Cristina Bellido, VP of Business Development at West One Music Group, who is based in the company’s New York office.
“The U.S. is a tremendously important market for every global music company, and the success we’ve had here has been very exciting. Cristina and the team have already done wonderful work for our clients across the Americas, and with Chris shifting his focus from London to Los Angeles and welcoming Brad to the team, we’re in a position to support our clients to an even deeper level for many years to come,” said West One boss Edwin Cox.