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Proper Music rejig

By | Published on Wednesday 22 September 2010

Independent distributor Proper Music announced a rejig of its execs yesterday, partly as a result of the creation of a new unit providing a wider range of label services.

First up Drew Hill, currently Commercial Director, will become Director of Proper Records overseeing the company’s own label and the newly formed label services entity. Esther Tewkesbury, currently Head Of Label Management, will join Hill in the internal move taking on the role of Head Of Label Services. Elsewhere, former Nettwerk Records UK label manager Gary Levermore will replaced Tewkesbury as Head Of Label Management. Meanwhile Tony Engle, Paul Riley, Drew Hill and Rob Hutchison will join the Proper Music Group board.

Confirming all of this, top man Malcolm Mills told CMU: “Although the provision of label services is something that an increasing number of companies are offering, it is nothing new to us. We have artists on their own labels that have been releasing their own material for years. We believe the combination of our own unique distribution arm in conjunction with the project management skills already within the Group will offer a distinct service to artists and managers”.