Imran Malik is a multipurpose brand operating at the epicentre of the creative industry. He is a skilled and experienced entertainment publicist, creative commissioner and brand management expert. Formally working for Sony Music & The Universal Music Group, Imran has taken care of some of the best names in the industry from Bob Dylan to A$AP Rocky & Migos. His current roster includes the likes of Unknown T, J Hus (Mercury Prize & BRIT Awards Nominated), Loski, MoStack and international clients including SZA, Common, Anderson .Paak, Teyana Taylor, Noname, French Montana, Migos, Travis Scott, Trippie Redd, Lil Yachty and many more. Imran Malik Publicity, the publicity arm of his company is one of the most competitive agencies within the entertainment industry. Recently Imran took on a consultancy role as Director of Artist Identity at Parlophone / Warner Music.
As well as this he has his own clothing venture (Farida), charitable foundation (IM Foundation) and newly formed collective (PM Creative).
Imran started his journey at Sony Music over 7 years ago after coming over from Mercury Records. During his time at Mercury, Imran assisted the press office across a range of artist campaigns from the Island Def Jam roster. Prior to this role, Imran’s first music PR role was in the company’s New York office as part of a placement scheme directly assisting then SVP of Artist Relations Laura Swanson. Since his time at Sony Music he has worked across press and/or online PR for a wide range of artists including Bob Dylan, Raphael Saadiq, MS MR, Miguel, Joey Bada$$, Patti Smith, Leonard Cohen, Future, A$AP Rocky, Leon Bridges to name a few.
Imran was appointed Senior Publicist at Columbia Records in January 2015 where he worked across a broad roster including artists like Raury, Mapei, Leon Bridges, A$AP Rocky, DeJ Loaf and many more. During this time Imran was also nominated for Music Week’s 30 Under 30 award. Imran left Sony Music in the summer and decided to venture off on his own and work publicity across a wide range of clients that include Anderson .Paak, Aminé, Bryson Tiller, Common, Dave East, Joey Bada$$, Desiigner, Mick Jenkins, IAMDDB, Lil Yachty, Jhené Aiko, Wyclef Jean, J Hus, YG, BJ The Chicago Kid, A$AP Rocky, Yo Gotti, SZA, Kyla, MoStack, Trippie Redd, Travis Scott, Migos and many more. He recently celebrated his three year anniversary. Imran also launched his own gender-neutral clothing label Farida, which recently returned for its 4th collection (CAPSULE 3).
The IM foundation centralises two key areas Imran is really passionate about. His voluntary efforts in helping refugees who have fled war torn countries currently based across Europe, whereby Imran raises awareness and funds within his community in order to purchase aid on the ground consisting of medication, food, accommodation and other necessary means to cater to individuals and families awaiting relocation. The foundation also provides a platform for young creative’s seeking mentors within the music industry. Imran has regularly taken part in panels and master classes providing insight and resources to students and industry peers.