Sony/ATV Music Publishing (U.K.) Limited has promoted Simon Aldridge from senior repertoire manager to head of A&R.

During his career, Aldridge has signed All Saints and Seal to record and publishing deals, and Gabrielle, Mark Morrison, Bodyrockers and Westlife songwriter Wayne Hector to publishing deals. He has previously held A&R positions at Windswept Music Publishing, Columbia Records and ZTT Records/Perfect Songs.

"I am confident that the A&R team under Simon will provide the breadth of repertoire which will build on the great success that Sony/ATV Music Publishing has enjoyed in recent years," comments Rakesh Sanghvi, managing director of Sony/ATV Music Publishing (U.K.) Limited, in a statement.

The publishing firm's current roster includes Noel Gallagher, Razorlight, Bob Dylan, Gary Barlow and K T Tunstall.