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DEBORAH SMITH
DIRECTOR,
ANARA PUBLISHING

By August 18, 2019 September 23rd, 2021 No Comments

DEBORAH SMITH

DIRECTOR,

ANARA PUBLISHING

Deborah is the Director of Anara Publishing, a sister company to Horus Music which offers music publishing and sync services to a curated roster of artists and songwriters globally. She’s responsible for business development and copyright as well as working closely with the A&R and Sync team to nurture the development of their roster. Deborah has grown Anara Publishing from its infancy to now representing over 35 songwriters and composers and has secured sync deals for its catalogue with clients such as Apple, Netflix and Hulu. Anara's Indian roster includes talent such as Siddharth Basrur, Anurag Shanker, Subhi Khanna, Tejas, Kavya, Swarathma, Aseem, Hrishikesh Datar and Samar Mehdi.

Prior to the launch of Anara, Deborah was Head of Client Services at digital distribution and label services company Horus Music for 3 years, liaising directly with their DSP, label and artist clients.

A huge advocate of educating artists about their music publishing rights, Deborah also works with the UK’s Music Publishers Association to empower the next generation of talent within the publishing industry as the Chair of their Futures Group. Most recently, she has launched a series of Instagram Live videos titled “Music Publishing Simplified” alongside Horus Music India to make the concept of music publishing more accessible to independent artists in India.

Deborah has spoken internationally about music publishing, sync licensing and the Indian music industry for well renowned organisations such as WOMEX (2019 and 2020 editions), Off the Record, Midem, DIY Magazine and PRS for Music.

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