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Atlantic Records UK Appoints Magnus Ribbeklint to General Manager

the view of the Isle of Dogs from the newly opened Emirates Air Line cable car as it operates between the O2 Arena in Greenwich and the ExCeL exhibition centre at the Royal Docks on June 28, 2012 in London.
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the view of the Isle of Dogs from the newly opened Emirates Air Line cable car as it operates between the O2 Arena in Greenwich and the ExCeL exhibition centre at the Royal Docks on June 28, 2012 in London.

Atlantic Records UK has named digitally savvy executive Magnus Ribbeklint as general manager, label president Ben Cook announced on Tuesday. Described as having an "innate understanding of the streaming era," Ribbeklint joins Atlantic from Warner Music Sweden, where he was gm, as well as vice president of marketing throughout the Nordics.

"Magnus is a brilliant creative and digital strategist," Cook said. "He shares our love of great music, our passion for artist development and our resolute focus on the future. Throughout the Nordic transition to streaming his foresight and expertise helped transform Warner Music Sweden into a global leader in social media, content and digital marketing. He joins us at a pivotal time for the UK industry."

Ribbeklint began his career at Modern Times Group before joining Sony Music Entertainment Sweden as marketing director. Five years later, he moved to Warner Music Sweden as commercial and marketing director and was promoted to gm in 2016. The title of vp marketing of Warner Music Nordics was tagged on this year.

In a statement, Ribbeklint said Atlantic was "undoubtedly one of the coolest and most vibrant labels on the planet, and home to so many incredible acts. One of Ben’s many strengths as President is that he’s a real music man, and it's this artist-centric approach that makes Atlantic a hub for exciting homegrown talent.  Together we're determined to deliver future-focused, global campaigns for the world class roster."

Atlantic Records UK has a roster of artists including Ed Sheeran, Jess Glynne, Clean Bandit, Plan B, Rita Ora, Rudimental, Charli XCX, Anne-Marie, Birdy and more.

Ribbeklint succeeds Mark Mitchell, who is moving to Parlophone as co-president. He'll relocate to the UK for the new job, which begin in January 2018.


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