1. Jessie Ware, Mercury Prize Nominee, Preps EP for U.S. Release

    December 08, 2012 3:55 PM EST 0 0 0 For Jessie Ware , the past few years have been a series of happy accidents. "There are so many great singers out there," says the 28-year-old London-born singer, whose U.K. debut, "Devotion," was recently nominated for a Mercury ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...