We couldn't be happier to announce that Andrew Sparkler has been promoted to the role of Senior Vice President, Business Development. Recently Andrew sat down for an exclusive Q&A with Hypebot to talk about the focus of his new role and the benefits for music publishers doing direct deals with YouTube and other digital platforms.
Having originally joined Downtown in 2014 as Vice President, Business Affairs and Operations, Andrew has been an integral part of our team sourcing, negotiating and closing new deals with the likes of Ryan Tedder, Benny Blanco, Nikki Sixx, Jason Isbell, RJD2, Fania and many more.
Additionally, he was the main catalyst behind Downtown’s innovative direct partnership with YouTube - an alliance that has already resulted in increased royalties for our songwriters. Andrew also is a frequent writer and speaker on issues surrounding technology, publishing and performing rights.
In his newly expanded position, Sparkler will manage all catalog acquisitions and strategic business development opportunities across the company’s global offices.