Nathan Barley Phillips is re-joining the board of national music and media PR firm, Hold Tight PR LLP, as Creative Partner and Board Director.
Now in its 7th year, Hold Tight PR has offices in London and Scotland and counts eOne Heavy, Sumerian Records, Fearless Records, Impericon Festivals, Techfest, Victory Records, UNFD and many more amongst its client list.
With over 15 years’ experience in brand management, marketing and business development gained within the UK’s music and aerospace industries, Nathan's appointment comes at a time when Hold Tight PR is ramping up its efforts to fuel the rapid growth it has enjoyed in recent years.
Managing Partner, Lisa Coverdale said, “We are delighted that Nathan has re-joined us, he brings considerable industry knowledge and experience to the senior team, further strengthening our media and client offering at an exciting time for the company. Adept at dealing with clients at a senior level and providing considered strategic advice, Nathan also has a sharp, creative mind which will play out perfectly here at Hold Tight PR.”
Currently a serving board member at the Association Of Independent Music (AIM) and A&R Director for Invictus Music & Media, Nathan Barley Phillips formed BASICK RECORDS in 2005 and set about the task of developing a forward thinking record label for heavy music. Releasing early material from emerging UK bands such as Enter Shikari and Fellsilent, the BASICK label soon became synonymous with the cutting edge of heavy music, going on to put out seminal records from Misery Signals, Bury Tomorrow, SikTh, The Algorithm, Skyharbor, Ion Dissonance and Devil Sold His Soul among many others. Now a fully-fledged international record label celebrating its 10th birthday this summer, BASICK continues to be one of the forerunners in its genre.
At Hold Tight PR, Nathan will be responsible for business development, operations and client services. He will also head up a new media training unit at the company.
Nathan said, “I am excited at the prospect of re-joining Hold Tight PR at a time when it has ambitious plans and a growing client portfolio. I look forward to helping add value to its communications proposition whilst helping steer the business at board level to its next stage of evolution.”