Metropolis Studios is delighted to announced the appointment of music, event, content and brand curator, Gavin Newman, to the new position of Event & Content Director.
Effective immediately, Newman will create and oversee Metropolis’ event and content strategy to drive new commercial and content partnerships, as well as develop new IP and initiatives.
An initial emphasis on blue chip music brands, Newman will focus on best in class partners and brands to synergise with Metropolis’ businesses across recording, production and labels, as well as amplifying Metropolis Studios position as a world class music venue.
One of the first events to be announced is Metropolis Live, a new partnership with Clash magazine. The launch show on December 8th with the enigmatic Saint Leonard’s Horses will take place in Studio A in front of 100 golden ticket holders, available exclusively to Clash Magazine readers. The show will also be recorded for Clash Magazine.
Reporting to Metropolis Studios CEO Ian Brenchley, Newman, who most recently served as Head of Online and Music at private members club, The Hospital Club, brings a wealth of experience to Metropolis. At The Hospital Club he was instrumental in launching their successful live music programme supported by both content partners and commercial sponsors.
Some of the brands he has worked with over the last 4 years included The Guardian, Amazing Radio, The Line of Best Fit, Pledge Music, Original Penguin Clothing, Virgin Media, Sennheiser and Deezer. Artist highlights during his tenure included Morcheeba, Nick Mulvey, We Are Scientists, Twin Atlantic, Carl Barat, Band of Skulls, Gaz Coombes, The Charlatans, Ghostpoet, Jane Weaver, The Cult, John Grant, Lisa Hannigan and Jagwar Ma.
Prior to The Hospital Club, Newman was an early advocator of digital media, working as a web producer for Channel 4 and Virgin Media. His work saw nominations and praise from across the industry, especially in for digital innovation.
“We are all absolutely enraptured to have someone of Gavin’s experience come on board and work across the whole business. Gavin’s passion and vision for the business is entirely complimentary to the ‘Motown’ analogy we constantly talk about and are working towards”.
Ian Brenchley, CEO Metropolis Studios
“Metropolis Studios has an unprecedented heritage and incredible facilities. It will be an extremely exciting challenge to tap into this infrastructure and start building their live music presence as one of London’s most exclusive and intimate venues for music fans, the record industry and brands”.
Gavin Newman, Events Director Metropolis Studios