DEBORAH SMITH - ANARA PUBLISHING
Deborah’s journey into the music industry began at global digital distribution service Horus Music, where she rose to a senior management role and was responsible for maintaining key client relationships with digital platforms, labels and artists.
In 2017, Deborah launched Anara Publishing in partnership with Horus Music’s CEO Nick Dunn (part of Nick Dunn Enterprises), offering publishing administration and synchronisation licensing for independent artists. Headquartered in the UK and with an additional office in India, Anara Publishing are specialists in discovering music that crosses borders with a growing roster that currently sits at 22 artists and composers from around the world.
As the Director of Anara Publishing, Deborah oversees the strategy and growth of the company. This includes the development of their writers and placement of their catalogue within film, television and advertising for clients including Hulu and National Geographic.
An advocate of championing young executives in the music industry, Deborah is co-chair of the Young Music Publishers Association (YMPA) initiative and has spoken at numerous industry events for organisations such as PRS for Music, Brighton Music Conference and Off The Record.