Dougie Bruce and Steven Melrose join Epic UK
Dougie Bruce and Steven Melrose
join Epic UK
11 July 2013
Sony Music UK & Ireland today announces that Dougie Bruce and Steven Melrose have taken up the positions of joint-MD A&Rs of Epic UK where they will report to the Sony Music Chairman & CEO Nick Gatfield . They will oversee a roster of acts that includes the biggest selling male solo artist in the UK, Olly Murs.
Bruce and Melrose
each have extensive A&R experience.
Bruce worked as a Scout at Epic Records
, before joining Universal Publishing
, where he
signed acts such as Adele, Lily Allen and MGMT.
joined Simon Fuller's XIX Entertainment
in 2009 where he
managed acts including Aloe Blacc.
In 2011 he joined Sony Music to head up The Sign Of The Times label, and signed artists including the much anticipated Foxes.
Melrose founded the indie label/management company Leftwing Recordings prior to working as an A&R executive at Island Records.
In 2008 he joined Capital Records in the US as VP of A&R and then joined Sony Music in a senior A&R role in 2012.
says: " We are thrilled to be taking the reins at Epic
and are hugely excited and motivated to work on such an iconic label."
Dougie Bruce says: "Steve
and I are so excited to have this opportunity to lead Epic
into a new era, particularly as it's full circle for myself starting as a Scout for Epic
all those years ago.