The new venture will be headed up by former Imagem publishing executive Rupert Hollier and comes as Metropolis marks its 25th anniversary.
At the same time, the unit also unveiled details of its first supervision deal for the music for Martin Scorsese’s new film, Tomorrow.
Ian Brenchley, Metropolis chief executive officer, described the launch as the ‘final part of the transition of Metropolis into a full service music company’. The company already offers recording, mastering and artist services.
He said: ‘We now have an unrivalled culture that spans music creation, recording, mixing, mastering, production and distribution.
‘Our culture is all about harnessing those opportunities and putting the artist first, from songwriting to mixing and mastering. Our environment is a creative one and we really believe this will lead to an exciting next chapter in our history with Ru at the helm.’
This new department will feature administration, A&R, sync and supervision.
The West London studios is based at a former power station in Chiswick and has previously seen the likes of Queen, Michael Jackson, Lady Gaga and Amy Winehouse pass through its doors.
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