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Sony Music appoints Visible Noise founder Julie Weir as new head of Music For Nations

By | Published on Tuesday 5 April 2016

Julie Weir

Sony Music has announced Julie Weir as the new head of Music For Nations, the metal label having been revived by the major record company a year ago.

Weir is the founder of Visible Noise, best known for signing Bring Me The Horizon, who then went on to sign to Sony’s RCA after three albums with the indie label. Prior to launching the company in 1998, she was Label Manager at Cacophonous Records.

“Julie’s extensive knowledge in the field of rock and metal is second to none”, says Sony Music UK COO Nicola Tuer. “Ally her skills with the legendary reputation of the Music For Nations label as well as the enduring popularity of these genres, and the revival of MFN is a truly exciting prospect. There is, also, no one more capable than Julie to lead the way on its re-launch”.

Weir herself adds: “Having spent my first 21 industry years in the independent world, I am very excited to be moving into a new chapter with such an iconic label that has launched many a rock career. This is an outstanding opportunity to work with an exceptional team of people who not only understand the business, but are also open to expanding in different directions, whilst still prioritising the development of the artist. I can’t wait to get started”.