Runner Music Announces Amanda Hill as President A+R, Co-Chief Creative Officer

June 28, 2023

Los Angeles, California

Runner Music, the joint music venture of Ryan Tedder, Ron Laffitte, and Andrew Sparkler, announced today the recent hiring of Amanda Hill, who joins the team as President, A+R and Co-Chief Creative Officer alongside Tedder.

In this LA-based role, Hill will be responsible for leading all aspects of Runner’s global creative strategy including writer and artist singings/development, sync, and building out the Runner team. Previously, Hill served as SVP A+R at Sony Music Publishing where she worked with major songwriters and artists including Greg Kurstin, Miley Cyrus, Ryan Tedder, Johnny McDaid, Sarah Aarons, and many more. Additionally, she has made multiple appearances on Billboard’s Women In Music list in the last several years.

“I am so excited to be starting this new chapter with Runner Music and to partner with Ryan, Ron, and Andrew, each of whom I’ve respected and admired for many years. I’m thrilled to be building this company from the ground up alongside them, and together with our songwriters we will create the future of music publishing.”

“In almost 20 years of working with publishing A&Rs across all the major and indie companies, I’ve never had a more effective dialog and workflow with anyone than Amanda,” said Ryan Tedder, Co-Chief Creative Officer. “Her genuine passion for songs, writers and the creative process is as good as it gets and her 17+ years of experience in all facets of music publishing are invaluable to myself and the Runner team.  Speaking on behalf of our writers, artists and myself, we are beyond ecstatic to have her join the Runner family.”

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