A&R Labels

  1. Unger-Hamilton Heads Up Polydor

    November 17, 2008 12:00 AM EST Former Virgin U.K. boss Ferdy Unger-Hamilton has been appointed president of Polydor Records. He will report to Universal Music U.K. chairman and CEO David Joseph. Unger-Hamilton is returning to Universal Music, where he spent a decade up until 20 ...

  2. EMI Names Kempler COO Of A&R Labels

    August 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Jeff Kempler has been appointed to the newly created position of COO of A&R Labels, North America, UK & Ireland, at EMI Music. He reports to Nick Gatfield who joined EMI Music last month as president of A&R Labels, North America, UK &a ...

  3. Allen Splits With EMI

    May 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Mike Allen is the latest high-ranking executive to exit EMI. The London-based senior VP of international marketing is understood to have left the company late last week. He joins an exodus of execs from the music major, which continues to undergo ...

  4. No Additional Job Cuts, EMI Says

    May 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Guy Hands' reorganization of EMI is almost complete, and will not entail a further round of job cuts, beyond what was previously announced, the music major claims. A spokesperson for the British-based company today dismissed a report publishe ...

  5. McMahon Leaves EMI As Sales Pair Promoted

    May 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT EMI sales veteran Mike McMahon has left the company, Billboard.biz has learned. McMahon is the latest executive to depart from the major, which continues to undergo a radical transformation under the guidance of its executive chairman Guy Hands. A ...

  6. EMI Promotions For Leonard, Unger-Hamilton

    April 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Guy Hands' radical transformation of EMI continues to reverberate within the U.K. company. The latest twist to the ongoing saga sees promotions for top A&R-oriented executives Miles Leonard and Ferdy Unger-Hamilton, while Mark Collen and ...

  7. Island Execs Step Up, Gatfield Switches To EMI

    April 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music U.K. has confirmed that Island Records executives Darcus Beese and Ted Cockle have been appointed co-presidents of the group. As reported on Billboard.biz yesterday (April 15), the pair will replace the label's current preside ...