Nadir Contractor has been appointed senior director, marketing and promotions, within Sony BMG's European global marketing team.

Nadir Contractor has been appointed senior director, marketing and promotions, within Sony BMG's European global marketing team.

Based in London, Contractor will be responsible for such artists as Foo Fighters, Beyonce, Santana, Outkast and Jamiroquai.

Contractor first served with the company as a member of Columbia Records' U.K. marketing department in 1996. Prior to that, he worked as a senior promoter for London-based live music group Mean Fiddler.

"Nadir brings an enormous amount of experience to this role, and has already worked with a great many of the artists," comments Tim Delaney, senior VP, European global marketing division Sony BMG, to whom Contractor reports. "His most recent experiences, travelling on tour with the likes of David Bowie, make him ideally suited to the role."

Until recently, Contractor has helmed U.K. marketing consultancy, which handled several campaigns for BMG U.K. prior to the Sony BMG merger.