Taylor Testa has been promoted to Vice President, A&R, at Common Music Publishing Group (UMPG).
Based mostly in Santa Monica, she’s going to proceed reporting to David Grey and Walter Jones, Co-Heads of A&R.
Testa works carefully with lots of UMPG’s writers and artists, together with Zedd, Child Harpoon, Kenny Beats, Matt Maeson, Chelsea Cutler, Royal & the Serpent, Skylar Gray, Zhu, Simon Wilcox, Madeon, Jimmy Napes, Gryffin, and extra.
Beforehand at UMPG, Testa labored as Director of A&R.
Testa can also be Songwriting Co-Chair and Los Angeles Chapter Head for She Is The Music (SITM), the place she leads all-women writing camps.
Over the previous yr, she has labored on SITM initiatives reminiscent of ‘Ladies Across the World’ worldwide digital camp and SITM’s first UK camp – ‘Subsequent Up Producer’ – alongside FRED and Kamille to mentor ladies producers.
Earlier than becoming a member of UMPG, Testa labored in A&R roles at Virgin Data, Sony/ATV and Epic Data.
She can also be a member of the Future Hope Core Committee for Metropolis of Hope.
Testa’s new position follows the current promotion of Natasha Baldwin to Govt Vice President, Classics and Display.
UMPG additionally introduced an unique, world publishing settlement with Lionel Richie on November 4.
“It has been rewarding to look at Taylor’s progress as an government.”
David Grey and Walter Jones
David Grey and Walter Jones collectively, stated: “It has been rewarding to look at Taylor’s progress as an government.
“Her passionate perception in and dedication to our artists and writers, in addition to her dedication to mentoring our up-and-coming A&R executives make Taylor an integral member of the UMPG A&R workforce.”
“It’s been an honor contributing to the expansion of this unbelievable firm.”
Testa stated: “It’s been an honor contributing to the expansion of this unbelievable firm that at all times places songwriters first.
“Thanks to Jody Gerson, David and Walter for his or her help, and I’m grateful to work with such gifted songwriters who belief me with their artwork.
“I couldn’t be extra excited for this subsequent chapter.”Music Enterprise Worldwide