Downtown is excited to welcome our new Senior Vice President of International Creative, Sarah McCann!
In this newly created position, McCann will sign and work with songwriters, producers and artists we represent in North America, and collaborate with the our global creative team to help local international talent break into the U.S. market.
McCann began her career at the famed Record Plant recording studio before joining songwriter and vocal producer Kuk Harrell’s team in 2011, working closely with talent including Frank Ocean, Jennifer Lopez, Justin Bieber and Rihanna, among others.
In 2013, she joined Beka Tischker at Advanced Alternative Media (AAM), where they worked with songwriters and producers such as Julia Michaels, Mozella, Lindy Robbins, Noel Zancanella and Sarah Hudson — liaising with labels and publishers. While at AAM, McCann played an instrumental role in the management of Bieber’s 9x Multi-Platinum single “Sorry,” co-written by Michaels.
After AAM, McCann joined the publishing team at Primary Wave as an A&R, where she signed Lady Gaga collaborator DJ White Shadow and RVRB. Most recently, she rejoined Tischker as an A&R at Wide Eyed Entertainment — signing Tobi Lou.
“I have been hugely impressed by Sarah’s work with songwriters and producers; she works tirelessly to create world class collaborations and never fails to add value to a creator’s career,” said Downtown Music Publishing Global President Mike Smith of the appointment. “Songwriting is more global than ever before, and I know Sarah will do a great job of breaking our international writers as well as bringing fresh talent to Downtown.”