Universal Music has announced the launch of Capitol Records U.K., marking the first time that the historic Capitol label has had a stand-alone presence in the U.K.
Nick Raphael, who currently holds the position as president of Universal imprint London Records, has been named president of Capitol Records U.K., reporting to Universal Music U.K. chairman & CEO David Joseph. London Records senior VP of A&R Jo Charrington and head of marketing Tom Paul will be joining Raphael in the new label set-up. Further staff appointments will be made in the coming weeks, according to a statement from Universal Music U.K.
Unlike other frontline Universal U.K. labels Island, Virgin EMI, Polydor and Decca, Capitol Records U.K. will be based in premises outside Universal Music U.K.’s Kensington High Street premises in London.