Integrity Music Europe announces new staff appointments

Following the recent appointment of Jonathan “JB” Brown to the position of President of Integrity Music, Nashville, Phil Loose steps into JB’s former role as Managing Director of Integrity Music’s European operation.

Phil, who was a keynote speaker at aStepFWD’s annual Music & Media Conference in the University of Westminster this year, has been with Integrity since 2013, previously held the position of Director of Song Publishing. In this role, he worked with Integrity’s & Thankyou Music songwriters and worship leaders in the development and use of the label’s extensive catalogue of songs, sung by the church globally every week. He established Integrity’s WeAreWorship.com global resource platform and online community which now serves an active user base of over 85,000 worship leaders and musicians around the world. Phil also serves on the board of ThankYou Music.

Integrity Music is a nonprofit global resource provider serving the Church with life-transforming materials. With offices in Eastbourne, East Sussex (U.K.), and Nashville, Tennessee (U.S.) Integrity publishes many of the top songs in the Church, including ‘Great Are You Lord‘, ‘Revelation Song’,  ‘Open The Eyes Of My Heart‘, ‘In Christ Alone‘, ‘Here I Am To Worship‘, ‘Spirit Break Out‘, ‘Blessed Be Your Name‘, and ‘We Believe‘, among others.

JB commented, “I’m thrilled that Phil has taken on the opportunity to lead our European operation, his experience, passion for worship music and people made him the obvious candidate. I’ve worked closely with Phil for the past 4 years and value his ability to take a single concept and build strong and unique ideation around it and one way he’s displayed this is the growth and development of our worship leader online community ‘WeAreWorship’. Congratulation’s Phil….’  “

With Phil’s promotion, Jen O’Connell is welcomed into the Integrity Music family in the position of Director of Song Publishing & Licensing, bringing with her 20 years of industry experience. Most recently, she served as General Manager of Beggars Music, representing artists such as Sampha, Glass Animals, Mica Levi and Warpaint. At Beggars, Jen was responsible for the administration and licensing departments in addition to creating a new sub-publishing network for the company.  In her role with Integrity Music, Jen will be working with sub-publishers and sync agencies to garner greater global exposure for the label’s songs and writers around the world, as well as bringing her publishing skills to the Integrity team.

Duncan Reid joins the team in the newly created position of Director of WeAreWorship UK, overseeing the growth of the UK and European WeAreWorship* websites. Duncan comes to Integrity from Immediate Media in Bristol, where he managed digital marketing and social media for national companies including Cineworld, The Scouts Association, WWF and RSPB.

His music and publishing experience includes positions with Sony/ATV, Chrysalis Music and BBC Worldwide as well as working on music streaming platforms. Duncan is a worship leader in his local church in Bristol which also gets him closer to his favourite surfing beaches of the West Country!

We have been blessed to see songs that we nurture travel around the world and impact the church,” says Phil. “As we end 2017 and look ahead, we continue to embrace the new opportunities that a digital world offers to champion the songs and songwriters of the Church…..I’m excited to see our new team coming together for the future, we honour those that have gone before and continue to trust God to lead us as we navigate the way ahead.

To find out more about Integrity visit them at www.integritymusic.com

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