Universal Music Group has announced that it has named Giles Martin, Grammy-winning producer, composer and arranger, as Head of Audio & Sound.


As per the press release: “In this position, Martin will lead UMG’s exploration and adoption of emerging audio formats and consumer technology, inspiring artist creativity providing the best possible listening experience for fans. He will be based in UMG’s Abbey Road Studios in London.


With a career characterised(sic) by studio experimentation and sound innovation, Martin will look at new audio technologies and potential partnerships with the most compelling innovators in the field. The role will see Martin bring audio fidelity to the heart of the music production process, encouraging artists signed to UMG’s record labels to experiment in the company’s world class spaces for composition and recording. These include UMG’s flagship studios, Abbey Road, which was recently named UK Studio of the Year by the Music Producers Guild, and the legendary Capitol Studios in Los Angeles.


Martin’s global role for UMG comes after a long association with Abbey Road Studios, where the multi-instrumentalist has worked extensively during his career as a successful music producer, composer, arranger and creative leader. His studio recordings, stage shows, TV and film works have been critically acclaimed and commercially successful across the globe, and in 2007 he won two Grammy awards for the soundtrack LOVE, an album of remixed Beatles music co-produced with his late father, the record-producing legend Sir George Martin.”