Nick Gatfield

  1. Jason Iley Named CEO Of Sony Music U.K.

    April 04, 2014 5:59 AM EDT Jason Iley is the new head of Sony Music U.K. The former Roc Nation president and one-time Mercury Records U.K. chief has been named CEO of Sony Music’s activities in the U.K. and Ireland, filling the void left by the departure of Nick Gatfield . ...

  2. Brandle's Global Bits: Tony Wadsworth In Major Label Comeback? Max Hole's Music Matters Keynote, Google's Thunder Down Under

    March 14, 2014 12:47 AM EDT Tony Wadsworth To Join Sony Music? Could Tony be joining Sony? That’s the big question doing the rounds this week.  The surprise departure of Nick Gatfield from the top job at Sony Music’s U.K. affiliate has created a void at the music major, and ...

  3. Nicola Tuer Named Sony Music U.K. COO

    March 03, 2014 11:43 AM EST Sony Music Entertainment has confirmed the promotion of executive vice president Nicola Tuer to the head of its U.K. label, following last week’s shock departure of CEO and chairman Nick Gatfield. Nicola Tuer Expected to Be Named Sony Music UK In ...

  4. Nick Gatfield Exits Sony Music U.K.: Report

    February 26, 2014 10:25 PM EST Sony Music U.K. CEO and chairman Nick Gatfield has reportedly left the company. Gatfield, a former musician, has held senior executive roles for Universal and EMI and has a top pedigree in A&R. He took the top job at Sony Music’s U.K. company ...

  5. The Business Strategy Behind One Direction's 'Midnight Memories' Roll-Out (From the Magazine)

    November 25, 2013 11:40 AM EST In this excerpt from our most recent issue's cover story on One Direction, Billboard's Andrew Hampp examines the many moving parts of the group's business strategy with manager Richard Griffiths, Simon Cowell and more. To read the ...

  6. Mike Smith Steps Down As Managing Director Columbia Records U.K.

    April 24, 2012 9:36 AM EDT Mike Smith has stepped down as managing director of Columbia Records U.K. with immediate effect. No reason has been given for his departure from the label, which was announced by Nick Gatfield, Chairman and CEO Sony Music this morning (April. 24). ...

  7. Sony To Resurrect Relentless Records Label

    January 12, 2012 2:26 PM EST Sony Music is to re-launch Relentless Records, the U.K.-based label which helped launch the careers of Joss Stone, Jay Sean and KT Tunstall. Label co-founder and former Virgin Records U.K. President Shabs Jobanputra is to head the revived London-b ...

  8. Nick Gatfield, Former EMI Exec, Calls Working Under Guy Hands' Regime 'Uncomfortable'

    December 19, 2011 5:47 PM EST (Bill Werde -- @bwerde -- is Billboard's editorial director. This post first was published on his Tumblr page .) For those who keep abreast on the comings, goings and inner workings of major music companies, the Guardian ran a doozy of an int ...

  9. Nick Gatfield Named Sony Music U.K. Chairman and CEO

    July 21, 2011 8:26 AM EDT Nick Gatfield, a former Universal and EMI executive, has been named Sony Music U.K.'s chairman and CEO, according to a statement from the company. Gatfield, who replaces Ged Doherty, will report directly to new Sony Music Entertainment CEO Do ...

  10. Billboard Q&A: Top EMI Music Execs Talk

    November 14, 2008 12:00 AM EST When Billboard arrived at EMI's famed Capitol Tower in Hollywood to interview new recorded music CEO Elio Leoni-Sceti, we got a surprise: joining Leoni-Sceti were president of A&R for North America, the United Kingdom and Ireland Nick Gat ...

  11. Gatfield Cites 'Lack Of Confidence' In A&R

    October 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Nick Gatfield, EMI Music's president of A&R Labels, North America and U.K., has outlined his approach to developing artists and expressed his concern about A&R departments in his first high-profile appearance at an industry event sinc ...

  12. 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 ...

  13. 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 ...

  14. Updated: EMI Taps Gatfield For A&R Role

    April 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Nick Gatfield, who has just stepped down as president of Island Records U.K., has joined EMI Music as president of A&R Labels, North America and UK. All the company’s label heads in North America and the UK will report to Gatfield. He will tak ...

  15. Island Records UK To Name Co-Presidents

    April 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Island Records (UK) executives Darcus Beese and Ted Cockle will be named co-presidents of the UK label tomorrow (April 16), according to sources. The duo will replace the label's current president Nick Gatfield, whose contract was not renewed ...

  16. Grainge Elevates Universal U.K. MDs

    January 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Group International chairman/CEO Lucian Grainge has elevated the managing directors of its three front-line U.K. labels to become presidents. Separately, the company's Island Universal Universal Music Group International chair ...