WARNER MUSIC UK has named ABBEY ROAD STUDIOS Managing Dir. ISABEL GARVEY as its new COO, and WARNER RECORDS UK SVP JENNIFER IVORY will take over as Managing Director of PARLOPHONE RECORDS, with PARLOPHONE co-Presidents NICK BURGESS and MARK “MITCH” MITCHELL and GM JACK MELHUISH exiting the label. On the similar time, PARLOPHONE, WARNER RECORDS UK, ROADRUNNER, FFRR, and ELEKTRA ENTERTAINMENT are being organized into a brand new coalition of labels overseen by WARNER RECORDS UK Pres. JOE KENTISH, with PARLOPHONE sustaining unbiased A&R and advertising and marketing however placing different key features with the coalition in a shared-services association.
Different promotions embrace ATLANTIC RECORDS UK’s CLAIRE COSTER to Director of Publicity; COLETTE CAREY to VP/Artist Relations; and JANE ARTHY to SVP/Promotions.
CEO TONY HARLOW, to whom GARVEY stories, stated, “That is an thrilling new section for WMUK. ISABEL’s appointment indicators our fixed evolution, bringing her extensively admired creativity, innovation and technological entrepreneurship to the service of our artists and their visions. JEN has been with us for over 14 years and has grown into one of the vital distinctive and influential voices at WMUK and certainly one of our greatest marketeers. She supervised 4 Quantity One albums final 12 months alone. Beneath her management, PARLOPHONE’s staff will likely be devoted to signing and creating the subsequent era of excellent expertise.
“I would prefer to thank NICK and MITCH for an impressive job at PARLOPHONE. They have been sturdy and considerate leaders in troublesome instances and, in partnership with Jack, have had an actual affect that has been very important for PARLOPHONE’s development. We want them properly of their future adventures.
“Within the trendy, quickly evolving digital enterprise, we’re at all times pushing for probably the most agile and forward-thinking methods to super-serve our expertise. The market is more and more fragmented, and it takes extra experience to service all channels and to serve them correctly. Our artists want extra specialists to discover each accessible alternative. With PARLOPHONE and WARNER RECORDS UK coming collectively and drawing on the experience of our new centralised coalition, we are going to harness our collective firepower and lean on a variety of proficient minds to take the corporate ahead.”
GARVEY stated, “I’m delighted to be re-joining the WARNER MUSIC household at a time when WMUK is positioning itself in direction of an thrilling and revolutionary future. The business is more difficult and but filled with alternative than ever, and I look ahead to working with TONY, the dynamic govt staff and the sensible roster of artists to develop the enterprise additional.”
IVORY stated, “Ever since I used to be younger, the PARLOPHONE label, its artists and its information have performed such an necessary function in my life. Rising up I at all times noticed them because the north star of British music tradition. I am honoured to have a component in taking this iconic British label right into a profitable future. I’ve constructed my profession on a basis of nice relationships with artists, and I am happy that in my new function, I can proceed guiding the campaigns of WARNER RECORDS artists I’ve supported, like BIFFY CLYRO, FOALS, LIAM GALLAGHER, MUSE, and ROYAL BLOOD.”