The executive that signed a 13-year-old Lorde joins Warner Music Australasia
Stored A&R executive and music manager Scott Maclachlan has joined Warner Music Australasia as SVP of A&R.
Maclachlan spent two decades working in the UK music industry before relocating to New Zealand in 2008 to work in A&R at Universal Music New Zealand. It was here that he discovered a thirteen-year-old Lorde and signed her to a development deal – which really worked out well for her!
“I’m stoked to be joining Niko [Nordström] and the team at Warner Music Australasia”, Maclachlan says. “The global streaming-driven music market creates amazing opportunities to break great artists from Australia and New Zealand around the world and that’s something I’m committed to doing over the coming years.”
“Scott’s a legend in the music industry”, Nordström adds. “He brings local knowledge and global experience to this pivotal role. He has a true affinity with artists and always puts their needs first. That’s how he’s been able to generate such amazing results over the years. We’re delighted that he’s joined the Warner Music team.”
Lorde – Hard Feelings / Loveless
This article originally appeared on The Industry Observer, which is now part of The Music Network.