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Stuart Hornall 

Stuart Hornall

  • 1963–1969 Semi-professional musician
  • 1969 Signed exclusive songwriting contract with Schroeder Music
  • 1970-1973 Buyer for Graham’s Record Bar in North London
    Recorded for Deram Records as member of band and toured the UK and Europe
  • 1973 A&M Records – Salesman for Southern Region
  • 1974-1976 A&M Records – Northern Radio, TV Promotion Manager
  • 1976 A&M Records – National Promotion Manager
  • 1977-1980 Elektra Asylum Records – General Manager
  • 1980 Own Promotion Company – Showdown
  • 1980 Rondor Music – Professional Manager
  • 1981 Rondor Music – General Manager
  • 1985 Rondor Music (London) – Managing Director
    Rondor Music (International) – Senior Vice President
  • 1986 Elected to MPA Council
  • 1988 Elected to MCPS Council
  • 1990 Elected to PRS Council
  • 1996 Founded Hornall Brothers Music Limited
  • 2005 Appointed to PRS Board
  • 2011 Appointed to the Alliance Board
  • 2013 Re-elected to MPA Board
  • 2014 Re-elected to PRS Board
  • 2014 Elected to the IMPEL Board

Born in Glasgow, educated at Clyde College on the west coast of Scotland, I completed my apprenticeship as an electrician before moving to London with my band. I was a record buyer at Graham’s Record Bar in Exmouth Market before recording with Deram Records and going on tour in the UK and Europe. I later joined A&M Records as one of their first salesmen, then graduated to be their Northern Promotion Manager and ultimately their London Promotion Manager. I left A&M to become General Manager of Elektra/Asylum Records before forming my own promotion company, Showdown. My next move was to Rondor Music where I reached the position of Managing Director of the UK Company and Senior Vice President of the World outside the USA. Upon leaving Rondor I formed Hornall Brothers Music.

Download Stuart's Canvassing Statement

Proposed for appointment by: Bucks Music Group Ltd, Simon Darlow, Faber Music Ltd, Nicky Graham, Crispin Hunt, Mick Leeson, peermusic (UK) Ltd, Reservoir/Reverb Music Ltd, Sony/ATV Music Publishing (UK) Ltd and Universal Music Publishing Ltd.

Current and recent directorships: Hornall Brothers Music Limited, Performing Right Society Ltd, Proper Songs Limited, Mautoglade Music Limited, Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy Scotland.

PRS Board attendance since May 2016: 3 out of 4 meetings

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