Sony Music Entertainment India has appointed Vinit Thakkar as managing director, reporting into Shridhar Subramaniam, president of company technique and market growth for Asia and the Center East.
Thakkar will take over from Rajat Kakar, who’s scheduled to depart on the finish of March. Thakkar was previously COO, India and South Asia, for Universal Music, the place he performed a key function in main label signings with main artists and can be extensively credited for the creation and launch of non-film artist-centred platforms in a market historically dominated by songs from characteristic movie soundtracks. At Sony, he’ll collaborate with regional and international groups to strengthen the corporate’s strategic partnerships and establish new development alternatives for its artists.
Subramaniam stated: “His [Thakkar’s] experience, vast breadth of expertise, steadfast perception in supporting artists and deal with inserting creativity on the middle, all whereas driving strategic and industrial development, makes him preferrred for our firm. I’m assured that he’ll obtain our aspirations for this essential market. I’d additionally wish to thank Rajat who has finished a wonderful job elevating our enterprise and we want him all the most effective for the longer term.”
Thakkar added: “India is a outstanding nation for musical expertise and creativity, transcending cultural and geographical divides. I look ahead to driving larger success for our artists and creators by way of new partnerships and introducing them to new and thrilling methods to attach with their followers. Rajat has finished a commendable job steering the corporate and I really feel privileged to be working with this stellar workforce to drive our enterprise ahead.”
Kakar stated: “I began my music profession with this unimaginable workforce over 25 years in the past and I go away with an enormous sense of satisfaction. I’m assured that the corporate may have continued success within the years forward below Vinit’s stewardship.”