Joe Cokell

  1. Morning Fix: Hurricane Sandy Hits Concert Biz; UMG-EMI Nashville Restructuring; Google Play Gets WMG

    October 30, 2012 8:35 AM EDT Head HERE to subscribe to Billboard's free music-business newsletters HURRICANE SANDY TO COST CONCERT BIZ MILLIONS: With live events being cancelled or postponed as Hurricane Sandy pounds the Eastern Seaboard and beyond, stakeholders in the l ...

  2. Cooking Vinyl Gets Blue Duo

    May 27, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U.K. independent Cooking Vinyl has signed Ricky Ross and Lorraine McIntosh of Scottish pop-rock outfit Deacon Blue. They are currently finishing their as-yet-untitled album, which was recorded in Los Angeles and is slated for release in September ...

  3. Cokell Reaches Top At U.K's Pinnacle

    October 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Joe Cokell has been named as the new managing director of leading U.K. independent distributor, Pinnacle Entertainment, reporting to company chairman, Sean Sullivan. He takes the reins from Chris Maskery, effective immediately. Formerly managing d ...

  4. UMG Sheds Sanctuary Label Staff

    September 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Group is preparing to hand out pink slips to staff at Sanctuary Group's U.K. label arm. Billboard.biz understands that Joe Cokell, CEO of Sanctuary Records Group Worldwide, and Roger Semon, COO Sanctuary Records Group, are amo ...