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Distiller Music Publishing partners with Downtown, hires Claire Bianchi

By | Published on Thursday 12 May 2022

Mike Smith, Claire Bianchi, Sam Dyson

Distiller Music Publishing has announced a new administration agreement with Downtown Music Services. It has also hired Claire Bianchi as Head Of A&R.

The deal comes in the wake of ‘In The Dark’, by Purple Disco Machine and Sophie And The Giants, which has been a big hit in Europe, and was co-written with Distiller Music Publishing’s Dimitri Tikovoi at Distiller’s 2021 writing camp. The track follows last year’s collaboration between the Purple Disco Machine and Sophie And The Giants, ‘Hypnotized’, with which Bianchi was involved while in her previous job at Stellar Songs.

“This new agreement with Downtown Music Services is a key move for Distiller Music Publishing, as it allows us to join forces with their incredible team who are immensely experienced and motivated towards getting the most from our roster”, says Distiller Music Group CEO Sam Dyson.

“Their advice, support and introduction to a global network will be invaluable as we explore new opportunities for the songwriters and producers we represent. We are also excited to welcome Claire Bianchi who is a brilliant, creative A&R executive bringing expertise and experience to our team”.

Mike Smith, Global President of Downtown Music Services, adds: “I am THRILLED to be getting into business with Distiller as they celebrate a massive hit across Europe with ‘In The Dark’. Claire is one of the best music creatives out there and alongside Sam with his rich understanding of the music space, they are building an amazing business and we hope to maximise their presence around the world”.

Meanwhile, Bianchi comments: “I’m delighted to be working with Distiller Publishing alongside the Downtown team and look forward to helping to continue to grow a fantastic independent publisher. Having a major hit with ‘In The Dark’ right at the start of our relationship is a great way to start things off!”

As well as Dimitri Tikovoi, other acts signed to Distiller Music Publishing include Danny LaFrombe and Danny Goffey.