Sony Music Publishing (formerly Sony/ATV Music Publishing), the largest music publisher in the world, has opened a new African office in Nigeria and appointed veteran creative executive, Godwin Tom as the Managing Director. He will be reporting to President, International Guy Henderson
Sony Music Publishing had over five million songs owned or administered as of the end of March 2021 and is part of the Sony Music Group, which is owned by Sony Entertainment.
Godwin will be responsible for promoting and supporting the company’s objectives across the region. With over twenty years of experience in music across Africa, Godwin was CEO of talent management company iManage Africa, where he worked alongside top talent including Wizkid, Davido, and many others.
Before the appointment, Godwin also supported the development of future industry leaders through the Music Business Academy for Africa, an e-learning platform dedicated to training the next generation of music and entertainment professionals.
“I am honored and humbled by the opportunity to work for the No. 1 music publisher in the world. Africa has so much talent, culture, and uniqueness to share with the rest of the world and I am excited to be a part of the incredible global network of teams that will help build a home for Africa’s best songwriters.” Godwin stated on the appointment.
“It is a real pleasure to be able to announce the appointment of Godwin Tom as the Managing Director of our start-up company in Nigeria. As Sony Music Publishing enters West Africa, Godwin’s wealth of experience and knowledge of the market, as well as his background in music industry education make him the perfect leader for our business. Together with our talented team in South Africa, Sony Music Publishing looks forward to an ongoing acceleration in its global African footprint.” Sony Music Publishing President, International Guy Henderson said.
“Together with our talented team in South Africa, Sony Music Publishing looks forward to an ongoing acceleration in its global African footprint.”