David Hockman, former chairman and CEO of Sony/ATV Music Publishing and Polygram Music Publishing, will serve as non-executive chairman for Cutting Edge.

Cutting Edge's group of companies supplies music to the film, TV, advertising and gaming industries.

The group companies include Liz Gallacher Music Supervision and Air-Edel Associates; services include music supervision, composer representation, recording studios, clearance & licencing and music publishing,

The company has offices in London, New York and Los Angeles.

Phil Hope, managing director of Cutting Edge, said: 'We are delighted to welcome David to our board. His vast experience, industry knowledge and wealth of contacts in the music business will be a considerable asset to the company as we continue to grow.'

David Hockman added: ' Cutting Edge has carved out a significant niche in this growing music publishing market and I'm delighted to be joining them at this exciting time.'