Sony Music Entertainment has appointed Sarah Thwaites as the new Head of Masterworks UK. The talented young record executive was latterly responsible for the UK marketing of Sony Masterworks’ artists and previously held positions at Music Productions, Floating Earth and Signum Classics.
“Sarah Thwaites is an extremely gifted record executive who will drive our U.K. label forward to develop and market artists and projects in a streaming-dominated music industry" stated Mark Cavell, SVP/COO Sony Masterworks “Her passion and expertise have been major assets to the company over the past five years and I congratulate her on this well-deserved promotion."
Sarah Thwaites succeeds Liam Toner, who moves to a new role at Sony Masterworks International, developing commercial projects and concepts with global appeal. After four decades in the industry and having held senior positions at most major labels, Liam Toner is one of the most experienced executives in the music business.
“I am delighted to be handing over the reins of Masterworks UK to Sarah, who is one of the most talented and dynamic young executives I have ever encountered. I look forward to my new role at Masterworks International and, after 40 years, an ideal work / life balance. It takes longer to read a wine list these days.” says Toner.
Sarah Thwaites noted: “To be appointed Head of Masterworks UK, and work closely with our incredible roster of artists, is an honour. I am grateful to Mark & Liam for their continued support and I look forward to leading the exceptional UK team forward.”
Sony Music Masterworks, a division of Sony Music Entertainment, comprises Masterworks, Sony Classical, OKeh, Portrait, deutsche harmonia mundi & Masterworks Broadway. http://www.sonymusicmasterworks.com/