Famous Music Publishing has named Billy "BC24" Calloway senior creative director. He is based in Los Angeles and reports to president/COO Ira Jaffe.

Famous Music Publishing has named Billy "BC24" Calloway senior creative director. He is based in Los Angeles and reports to president/COO Ira Jaffe.

Calloway was formerly creative director of Atlanta-based Hitco Music Publishing.

"We are very pleased to have Billy join the Famous Music team," says Jaffe. "Billy's great knowledge of both the Atlanta and Los Angeles music markets will make him especially valuable to the company."

Calloway has already signed a number of songwriters to Famous, including Vito Colapietro and Neely Dinkins, known as The Co-Stars, producers of Teairra Mari's "Make Her Feel Good" among others.

While at Hitco, Calloway was credited with signing such songwriter/producers as Sean Garrett ("Yeah" by Usher, "Goodies" by Ciara, "Lose My Breath" and "Soldier" by Destiny's Child); Jason "KOKO" Bridges ("Shake Your Tailfeather" by P. Diddy, Nelly and Murphy Lee); and Patrick "j.Que" Smith ("Yeah" and "Throwback" by Usher, "Truth Is" by Fantasia).

Prior to joining Hitco, Calloway worked with Blue Williams and headed up the southern office of Family Tree Entertainment, working with such artists as Outkast and Donell Jones. He also held the post of VP of A&R at Noontime Music in Atlanta.

Calloway started his music career at LaFace Records after graduating from the George Washington University in Washington, D.C., where he was a student athlete on an NCAA Division I basketball scholarship.

Famous is the worldwide music publishing division of Viacom's Paramount Pictures.