Senior manager Hall takes helm.

Martin Hall, a senior artist manager at Sanctuary Artist Management U.K., has been promoted to the newly created position of managing director.

Hall joined the firm, part of the Sanctuary Group's Sanctuary Artist Services division, in 2003. He will continue to retain his roster of acts that includes Manic Street Preachers, Groove Armada and Ed Harcourt.

The appointment is said to be part of the management division's strategy to attract new artists and new managers.

"I am particularly keen to develop innovative digital opportunities for all our acts across Internet and mobile platforms," Hall says.

He reports to Aky Najeeb, CEO of Sactuary Artist Services.