Eddie Sikazwe promoted to Senior Director of A&R at Secretly Publishing

Eddie Sikazwe has been promoted to Senior Director of A&R at Secretly Publishing.

Sikazwe joined Secretly in 2020, after founding the LA-based Abstract Management.

The company says he’s been an integral member of the A&R team for both Secretly Publishing and the Secretly Group of record labels, where he helped sign artists such as serpentwithfeet, Luke Titus, NNAMDÏ and Jonah Yano.

In the new role, he will oversee and further expand a roster of songwriters, producers and composers.

Sikazwe will report to Secretly co-founder and President of A&R, Chris Swanson.

He will also work closely with Kathleen Cook, who has also just been promoted from Secretly Publishing’s Managing Director to Vice President of Publishing & Sync.

In addition to the recent promotions, Secretly Publishing has signed songwriter, producer and mixer Steph Marziano, songwriter, singer and artist Leith Ross, co-writer, producer and mixer Jorge Elbrecht, five-piece band Wednesday and Wednesday guitarist MJ Lenderman.

“I’m excited to continue building with a team that has a track record of championing and supporting artists, songwriters, and musicians throughout its history.”

Eddie Sikazwe

“Music publishing represents the essence of why I love music,” said Eddie Sikazwe.

“It’s about connecting great artists, songwriters, and producers to create art. I would like to thank the leadership team at Secretly Group for empowering me to do the work I love.

“I’m excited to continue building with a team that has a track record of championing and supporting artists, songwriters, and musicians throughout its history.”

“We have spent the last couple of years growing our sync and administration teams to keep up with a rapidly expanding catalog, and our publishing machine is more well-oiled than it’s ever been.”

Kathleen Cook  

Kathleen Cook added:  “We have spent the last couple of years growing our sync and administration teams to keep up with a rapidly expanding catalog, and our publishing machine is more well-oiled than it’s ever been.

“I’m thrilled to have Eddie take the helm of A&R and bring a new level of energy and focus to signing talented writers. I’m also looking forward to seeing him build out a team and enable us to better serve our existing roster.”

“Kathy has built a world class collection and synchronization team at Secretly Publishing over the past four years, and I’m thrilled about this ambitious new chapter with Eddie leading our A&R endeavors, providing best of class services to our writer clients.”

Chris Swanson 

Chris Swanson said: “Kathy has built a world class collection and synchronization team at Secretly Publishing over the past four years, and I’m thrilled about this ambitious new chapter with Eddie leading our A&R endeavors, providing best of class services to our writer clients.”Music Business Worldwide

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