David Rowley

David Rowley

David Rowley

David Rowley, originally from Sydney, has almost 25 years experience in the music industry, most of it garnered abroad.

Leaving Australia in 1984, he was briefly London editor for Countdown Magazine and in a Polydor UK signed band before starting at EMI Records in London.

A move to Denmark found him as A & R at Sonet Records, partner in Edel Scandinavia and with his own label Pacific West, before a joint venture with Chrysalis made him a full-time publisher.

In early 2001 as Swedish writer/producers were forging the careers of Britney Spears, Backstreet Boys and many more, he moved to Stockholm, Sweden as A & R Director for Air Chrysalis Scandinavia (now BMG Chrysalis), a move which immersed him in the world of pop. For several years, he averaged 100 cuts per year around the world.

In late 2008, David moved back to his native Sydney and almost immediately started consulting for Alberts. The task – to build a viable, internationally-oriented writer/producer roster. Three years on, Alberts can now boast songs recorded by artists in the UK, Germany, Spain, the Netherlands, Japan, Korea, South Africa and, of course, Australia.

His writers have had songs recorded by Christina Aguilera, Kylie Minogue, Jennifer Lopez, 98 Degrees, Samantha Mumba, Olly Murs, Jessica Simpson, Mandy Moore, Infernal, Agnes, Westlife, Boyzone, Ronan Keating, Ferry Corsten, Joe Cocker, in Australia with The Veronicas, John Farnham, Ricki Lee Coulter, Nikki Webster, Timomatic as well as Japanese and Korean acts like Arashi, Kumi Koda, Namie Amuro, W-inds, Tacky & Tsubasa, Girls Generation, Tohoshinki and a bunch of European acts you’ve never heard of but who still sell bucketloads.

David was also instigator and a key organizer of Alberts’ first international writing camp in Feb/March 2012, which saw up to 40 writers from around the planet co-writing songs predominantly for the pop market.

David has his own boutique publishing company Rowley Music and has consulted for Stage Three (UK/US), Chrysalis (UK/US), Denise Rich Songs (US), Nettwerk One UK/US, Shapiro Bernstein (US) and Ministry Of Sound.