29 November, 2018Print
Downtown Appoints Delmar Powell as Vice President of A&R
Los Angeles, LA, November 29, 2018 — Today, Downtown Music Publishing announced the appointment of Delmar Powell as Vice President of A&R. In his new role, Powell will be responsible for scouting and signing new artists, songwriters, and producers, as well as creating opportunities for Downtown clients and copyrights in the global marketplace. Powell will report to Downtown Senior Vice President and Head of A&R, North America, Andrew Gould.
“Delmar possesses an incredible passion for great artistry and songs,” said Gould. “We are very excited and fortunate to welcome him to the team.”
Prior to Downtown, Powell served as Director, A&R Urban at Republic Records. Reporting to Wendy Goldstein and Rob Stevenson, Powell signed and developed Marc E. Bassy — whose platinum single “You & Me” featuring G-Eazy surpassed over 300 million streams worldwide. While at Republic, Powell worked with artists such as Hailee Steinfeld, Kiana Lede, Natalie LaRose, Zendaya, and Adrian Marcel, among others. He also represented Republic as the A&R liaison for NBC’s hit TV series The Voice.
With a decade of experience in the music industry, Powell previously held positions at Atlantic Records, TVT Records, JIVE Records, and managed multi-platinum singer-songwriter and producer Prince Chrishan “PC” (Right Now Sound), whom he discovered when PC was 17 and later signed to Warner Chappell Music Publishing. PC’s collaborations include Meek Mill’s “Dangerous” featuring Jeremih and PNB Rock, French Montana’s “No Stylist” featuring Drake, Chris Brown’s “Party" featuring Gucci Mane and Usher, Wiz Khalifa’s “Something New” featuring Ty Dolla Sign, and his independent certified-Gold release “Sin City” featuring Ty Dolla Sign.
About Downtown Music Publishing
Established in 2007, Downtown Music Publishing is one of the world's leading rights-management firms with offices in major music markets around the globe, including New York, Nashville, Los Angeles, London, Amsterdam, Tokyo, Paris, and Sydney. The company's catalog spans over a hundred years of popular music, encompassing some of the world's most beloved songwriters and artists including The Beatles, John Lennon & Yoko Ono, Ryan Tedder, Benny Blanco, Hans Zimmer, The Kinks, One Direction, Mötley Crüe, Robin Thicke, Naughty Boy, Hardwell, Phish, Jason Isbell, Sturgill Simpson, Santigold, Carla Bruni, and Social Distortion. Downtown Music Publishing is wholly owned by Downtown & Company, which also owns New York-based Downtown Music Studios and SongtrustⓇ, the world’s largest technology platform for songwriting and music publishing royalties, which powers global royalty collection from over 120 territories and more than 20,000 unique income sources worldwide.