Philadelphia native William “Billy” Mann began his career as a singer-songwriter, signing to A&M Records in 1994. During that same period he began writing, arranging, and producing records for what became a string of releases with many of the biggest music artists in the world, reaching sales of over 100 Million albums. P!nk, Robyn, John Legend, Take That, Sting, Joss Stone, Martina McBride are among the long list of prestigious artists in his discography. Mann established a development company, Stealth Entertainment, in 2001, which went on to build multi-platinum, award winning, chart-topping songwriters, artists, producers and mixing engineers.
In 2007, Billy Mann joined EMI Music as Creative Advisor and a member of the Operating Board. He was subsequently appointed Chief Creative Officer and, in 2008, took on the roles of President of New Music A&R International and President of Global Artist Management. While at EMI, Mann oversaw EMI’s rosters in over 30 countries around the world and led the development of some of the company’s most successful international artists including David Guetta, Bebe, Juan Luis Guerra, Tiziano Ferro, Robyn, Pablo Alboran, Empire of the Sun, among others.
In 2010, Mann was named President of Creative for BMG Rights Management, North America, and founded Manncom Cree-8-iV Management and Green &Bloom/TOPL1NE Entertainment—a new hybrid label/publishing company, which he chairs in partnership with BMG Chrysalis. Alongside Manncom Cree-8-iV and Green & Bloom/TOPL1NE, in 2012 Mann founded The Colors You Like, a consulting company that meets the creative, strategic and marketing services of artists, brands and businesses.
Mann has served as a consultant to Sony Pictures Television, Zomba, Warner Chappell, Lockerz Inc. and Bliss Legal, and as an elected Governor representing songwriters for the New York Chapter of NARAS. He sits on the board of Autism Speaks and is a co-founder of the Rema Hort Mann Foundation. He balances his professional life with his passion for his family and community, and resides happily with his family in Connecticut.
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