Matthieu Chabald, who has been running SMP office in Paris as our first local Managing Director, is leaving Schubert Music company. That was particularly touching farewell for Matthieu and for us as we’ve been working close for over 9 years – we wish him all the best for his future projects and ideas.
Following Matthieu’s departure, Alex Cortay, who has been working in SMP France since 2017, is taking over as our new Managing Director in Paris.
Alex has joined SMP France as Sync and A&R Manager in 2017 after collaborating and consulting for Schubert Music Publishing as a freelance and sync broker for a few years.
With 20 years of experience in the music industry, Alex started his career writing about music for Press and Web as well as working as Head of Programming and Music Coordinator for the French Student Radio Federation.
For 10 years he was running PR agency Magnetic Promoters (working for Warp, Record Makers, Rhymesayers, !K7, F Communications among others) and established the independent label Asphalt Duchess (Grizzly Bear, Mondkopf, The Embassy, François-Eudes Chanfrault).
We are really lucky to have such an experienced music business enterpreneur with us and we’re more than sure that he will continue to grow our business in France in the best way.