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Guy Moot

Co-Chair & CEO, Warner Chappell Music

In the course of a distinguished and influential music career over more than 30 years, Guy Moot has signed some of the biggest songwriters in the world, including Amy Winehouse, Lana Del Rey, Mark Ronson, Arctic Monkeys, Jamiroquai, Arcade Fire, StarGate, Deadmau5, Sia, Paul Epworth, and Sean Paul; as well as overseeing the signings of current chart toppers Ed Sheeran, Drake, Calvin Harris, Sam Smith, Charli XCX, Anne-Marie, and Jorja Smith.

After starting his career in 1984 with A&R roles at both ATV Music and Chrysalis Records, he joined SBK Music Publishing in 1987, ahead of its merger with EMI two years later. Over the next sixteen years, Guy rose through the ranks of EMI Music Publishing, before being appointed Executive Vice President of A&R for the UK and Europe in 2003.

Two years later, he became Managing Director of EMI Music Publishing UK and President of European Creative. Guy’s leadership played a key role in ensuring that EMI was named Music Week Publisher of the Year for fourteen years running.

In 2012, Guy took on additional responsibilities, leading the Sony/ATV and EMI Music Publishing merger across Europe. In this new role, he was tasked with developing greater effectiveness in A&R across both companies.

Then, in 2017, after a string of creative and commercial successes, Moot was appointed President of Worldwide Creative, heading up the company’s efforts to seek out the best songwriting talent, regardless of their country of origin. At the same time, he continued in his role as Managing Director in the UK, and led the company to a record-breaking, year-long hold on the UK Number 1 Singles spot in 2016-17.