NEW YORK (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Sanctuary Records North America announced today the addition of Jonathan Palmer to the Records team. Palmer has been named Vice President of Licensing for Sanctuary Records USA. Prior to his appointment, he founded Jonathan Palmer Music, a music licensing company whose clients have been featured in numerous films and television programs. Palmer also served as Director of Film and Television for Sony/ATV Music Publishing, and was Director of Film and Television Music for Bug Music.
In addition to his work in music publishing and licensing, he has done music supervision for film and television, including several independent films and projects for HBO, ABC and NBC.
Executive VP and General Manager Bob Cahill said "Jonathan’s a true music man with encyclopedic perspective and an uncanny feel for placement that benefits both the artist and client. This of course has resulted in fantastic relationships throughout the film, TV, advertising and gaming industries. I expect his contributions to the ongoing success of the new Sanctuary, its artists and catalog to be immediate and substantial."
Palmer’s appointment comes at a time of growth for Sanctuary Records US. Working with Drive Thru Records, Sanctuary’s stamp could be felt on the label’s summer releases. In June, 2006 Halifax debuted at # 1 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart. In July, 2006, The Early November debuted at # 31 on the Top 200. August, 2006 found Hellogoodbye debuting at # 13 on the Top 200 and # 1 on the Independent chart. And not to be outdone by the young upstarts, September 2006 gave Iron Maiden their first US Top Ten, with the Sanctuary release "A Matter of Life and Death," debuting at # 9 on the Billboard Top 200. – CelebrityAccess Staff Writers