Hargreaves’ promotion follows the departure of director of press Carl Fysh.
Sony Music V-P of communications Gary Farrow declined to comment on why Fysh had not been replaced at director level.
Hargreaves joined Sony in 1997 as press officer for its Columbia label and now heads a team of four. Hesaid key assignments include Harry Connick Jr, Beyonce and Destiny’s Child.
Hargreaves reports to MD of UK repertoire Catherine Davies and MD of international repertoire Robbie McIntosh.