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Modest! backs new publishing business led by former Nettwerk exec

By | Published on Monday 11 September 2017

Modest! Management

UK artist management firm Modest! – still probably best known for managing One Direction – is backing a new music publishing venture called AMLOR.

Modest! partners Richard Griffiths, Harry Magee and Will Blomfield are launching the new venture with music publishing veteran Blair McDonald, who recently departed the Nettwerk Music Group after more than a decade growing that firm’s publishing interests.

McDonald will be MD of AMLOR Music Publishing which, the new company says, “will provide focused creative services and support for songwriters, producers and artists through publishing and neighbouring rights agreements”. And why not, say I.

Says McDonald: “I couldn’t be more excited to be launching this new venture with Richard, Harry and Will. The music publishing business is rapidly evolving – along with every other area of our business – and the insight into that changing world through the Modest! team is second to none”.

Speaking for the Modest! company, Griffiths said: “Over the years we’ve had countless offers to start a publishing business alongside our other businesses, but never felt we had right team to add value. Blair brings that last important piece of the puzzle”.