New York, NY – May 11, 2017 – Imagem USA, part of Imagem Music Group, the world’s largest independent music publishing company, has appointed Jeremy Yohai as Head of A&R. In his new role, Yohai will lead Imagem USA’s A&R team to further develop opportunities for Imagem USA’s current roster of artists, songwriters and catalogues as well as to develop, nurture and sign new talent. Based in New York City, Yohai will report to Imagem USA’s CEO Bill Gaden, working closely with Kim Frankiewicz, Vice President, Creative, Imagem Music International and MD, Imagem Music UK.
Prior to joining Imagem, Yohai served as Vice President of Global A&R at Downtown Music Publishing, where he oversaw the U.S. and international A&R staff, new artist signings and the Downtown roster which included Andrew Wyatt/Miike Snow, Santigold, Hiatus Kaiyote, Sturgill Simpson, and pop writers/producers Rock Mafia, Shea Taylor, Sacha Skarbek and more. Before joining Downtown, Jeremy worked for ASCAP Creative Services, recruiting and developing the careers of emerging songwriters such as Vampire Weekend, Animal Collective, Diplo and Dr. Dog.
“I’m very excited to be joining the Imagem team,” said Yohai. “Imagem’s catalog has helped define pop music, artists like Daft Punk, Mark Ronson and Pink Floyd have had both massive commercial success and a huge impact on our culture.”
“We are so pleased that Jeremy has joined us at Imagem,” says Gaden. “His long list of accomplishments and reputation in the music publishing industry are truly impressive.” Frankiewicz adds, “I have long admired Jeremy over the years, it is a real coup that he has joined Imagem to head up our A&R team in the US. He will no doubt be a huge asset across all our artists and writers and I am very much looking forward to working with him.”
About Imagem Music Group: Imagem Music Group is the leading independent music publishing company in the world, unique for its leadership role in pop/rock, Broadway, and classical music. Imagem Music’s ever expanding catalogue includes such writers as Pink Floyd, Phil Collins, Genesis, Mark Ronson, Steve Robson, Daft Punk and Sammy Cahn. Imagem Music USA is a top ten publisher enjoying recent hits including “Treat You Better” by Shawn Mendes, “Don’t Let Me Down” by The Chainsmokers and “Million Reasons” by Lady Gaga.
About Rodgers and Hammerstein, An Imagem Company: Founded by the legendary team of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II, Rodgers & Hammerstein: An Imagem Company owns the rights to the world’s most popular stage and film musicals, including OKLAHOMA!, CAROUSEL, SOUTH PACIFIC, THE KING AND I and THE SOUND OF MUSIC. As an agency, R&H encompasses a music publishing company; a concert rental library; and a theatrical licensing branch that collectively represent more than 12,000 songs, 900 concert pieces, 200 writers, and 100 musicals, including works by Irving Berlin, Stephen Schwartz, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Adam Guettel, Rodgers & Hart, Kern & Hammerstein, and many more.
About Boosey & Hawkes, An Imagem Company: Boosey & Hawkes represents the world’s leading classical composers from Aaron Copland and Igor Stravinsky to such contemporary artists as Karl Jenkins, John Adams and Steve Reich.