Neil will join Tileyard Music’s co-founders Michael Harwood, Charlie Arme, Paul Kempe and Nick Keynes in growing the business into a leading independent music company worldwide.
Previously, Neil was the managing director at RCA where he led campaigns for acts like Pink, Paloma Faith, Justin Timberlake, Bring Me The Horizon, Koladine, Pharrell Williams, The Chainsmokers and Jeff Lynne’s ELO.
The campaigns he has worked on to date have been awarded 36 BRIT Awards and four Mercury Prizes as well as achieving 11 of the Top 100 best-selling UK singles of all time and eight of the Top 60 best-selling albums.
Neil joins a team that have reached more than eight billion streams since they formed six years ago.
The company counts Sigala, The Chainsmokers, Ella Eyre, Rundimental, Kygo and Sigma among their biggest successes.
Neil Hughes says: ‘Working with Tileyard Music on campaigns over the last few years, I have always been impressed by their tenacity and innovation.
Tileyard Music has a clear vision for the future, and an ambitious team to help them realise it. I am delighted and honoured to be joining this team and look forward to celebrating many successes together.’
Charlie Arme, partner, Tileyard Music, comments: ‘We are delighted to welcome Neil, a brilliant executive, his track record speaks for itself. He is joining the team as we embark on our biggest growth and most ambitious years yet and we cannot wait to share the successes along the way with him.’
Michael Harwood, director, Tileyard Music, adds: ‘Neil brings with him an incredibly strong skill set and experience in the industry which will be vital as we continue our ambitious plans to grow Tileyard Music. We are thrilled to have him join as Managing Director.’