Saturday, 22 June 2013

The Revolving Door

Andria Vidler will leave the Parlophone Label Group once its sale to Warner Music is completed later this year.

Adele, P J Harvey and Aled Jones were all made Member of the British Empire (MBE) in the Queen's Birthday honours. Also becoming MBEs in the Queen's birthday honours were Attitude Is Everything's Suzanne Bull, soundLINCS' Nicola Heyes, the Montgomery Holloway Music Trust's Laurie Holloway, and the EMI Music Sound Foundation's Margaret Orr along with Carolyn Date of the Bournemouth Symphony Chorus, Timothy Evans from Only Men Aloud, Martin Brophy from Sing Out and Various Voices London, and Brent Holder from the CSI Steel Band Trust. Meanwhile OBEs went to Wigmore Hall Director John Gilhooly, Opera North General Director Richard Mantle, and opera singer Alan Opie. Songwriter and Dramatico chief Mike Batt was presented with the Royal Victorian Order. 

Warner Music Group announced on Friday that it had promoted Stu Bergen to the position of President, International of Warner Recorded Music. He moves up from the dual position of Executive Vice President International and Head of Global Marketing

Sony Music UK yesterday announced the promotion of Richard Connell, previously head of the central marketing division at the major, to the role of MD of Associated Labels. In his new job, Connell will oversee many of the smaller labels that sit under the Sony Music UK banner - ie outside the Columbia, RCA and Syco trinity - including Epic UK, Phonogenic, Relentless, Search & Destroy, Ultra and Xenomania.

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