‘It’s an absolute honour’: Adam Booth joins EMI Music’s A&R team
High-profile music executive Adam ‘Weez’ Booth has joined the A&R team at EMI Music Australia.
He will be based in Melbourne under the leadership of Mark Holland, who as TMN reported in July, was promoted to general manager of A&R.
Booth is co-founder and director of the two-year-old Calibre Artist Management, which oversees the careers of Thundamentals, 360, Adrian Eagle and award-winning producers Styalz Fuego, UNO Stereo & Phil Threlfall.
His roster includes platinum producers, songwriters and mixing engineers.
“It’s an absolute honour to join EMI – a company, artist roster and team of staff I have admired my whole career,” Booth tells TMN.
“I would like to thank John O’Donnell, George Ash and Mark Holland for the opportunity and I look forward to the new challenges and great Australian music that lies ahead.”
Booth started his music career ten years ago at Mushroom Group, where he was A&R and label manager for almost five years.
As A&R consultant for Sony/ATV Publishing Australia, he was responsible for signing Remi, Thundamentals and Little May, and worked closely on records with Hermitude, Sarah Aarons, LDRU and Peking Duk.
The promotion of Holland earlier this year as part of a wider change to the artist and repertoire department at the Universal Music-owned label.
“We are super-excited by the promotions that have just been announced to our A&R Team,” EMI managing director, John O’Donnell, previously told TMN.
“Mark has made himself completely undeniable for the GM of A&R role.”
Heather O’Brien, who joined the major in 2011 as A&R coordinator, moved into the role of A&R manager. And former TMN intern Helena Ho joined from Audiopaxx is the label’s A&R assistant and talent scout.