Minds On Fire

Minds On Fire announce Tom Currie as A&R Manager

Currie has been tasked with signing new talent and bringing creative and promotional opportunities to the company’s existing roster of writers.

London, 1st March 2023 Independent publisher Minds on Fire have announced the appointment of Tom Currie to the position of A&R Manager.

Based in London Tom, whose new role is effective immediately, will report directly to Minds On Fire Co-Founder and Creative Director James Pitt and has been tasked with signing new talent and bringing creative and promotional opportunities to the company’s existing roster of writers.

With a background that includes running successful events in his hometown of Liverpool and working at the world-renowned Café Mambo in Ibiza, Tom most recently served as the Head of DJ Promotions at Your Army where he worked with an impressive roster of electronic music artists, which included Bicep, LF System, CamelPhat, Bonobo, Alan Fitzpatrick, Disclosure, Maya Jane Coles, and The Chemical Brothers, among others. Tom has played a pivotal role in high profile major label projects alongside cutting-edge club music.

James Pitt, the founder of global music promotions company Your Army, and ex: Polydor and EMI A&R executive Simon Harris launched Minds On Fire to discover and nurture both new and established songwriting talent, offering a full creative service, connecting them to their royalties and providing a complete range of promotional and sync options.

Minds on Fire prioritises consistent A&R within the pop and dance sectors alongside  an ability to deliver and collect revenues for its writers and roster of leading electronic producers. One of the company’s songwriters Robert Harvey co-wrote the biggest selling song of 2020 in the UK ‘Head & Heart’ by Joel Corry and has also collaborated with, among others, Louis Tomlinson, David Guetta, Clean Bandit, Becky Hill and Kaiser Chiefs.

The company recently announced a new, global agreement with BMG to handle its global admin and to co-sign artists. The first artist signatures secured under this new deal were Human Family, featuring Emre Turkmen and Michael Goldsworthy who enjoyed critical and commercial success as founding members of Years & Years.

James Pitt said, “I have worked with Tom for a long time at Your Army and I trust him implicitly. I am always amazed at the energy he brings to everything he does. Tom’s extensive industry networks, combined with his accomplished skills across the DJ, radio and streaming landscapes, will make him a valuable addition to the Minds On Fire team.”

Tom Currie said, “Having promoted many successful acts during my career to date I now want to work with James and the team to help discover amazing new talent and to assist with the development of our existing writers.”

Minds On Fire

Minds On Fire is an independent publishing company tailored to electronic music, working directly with artists and also offering publishing administration services to record labels.