EMI/U.K. & Ireland Add Two SVPs
January 12, 2012 at 11:24 AM (PT)
EMI MUSIC U.K. & IRELAND has promoted KEVIN MCCABE to SVP/Promotions and Publicity and MICHAEL ROE to SVP/Music Services and ABBEY ROAD STUDIOS, reports MUSICWEEK.COM They will both continue to report to EMI MUSIC U.K. & Ireland CEO ANDRIA VIDLER.
"I’m delighted to announce these very well deserved promotions for KEVIN and MICHAEL," VIDLER said: "They are both incredibly strong executives with the right combination of expertise, dedication and loyalty to the artists we work with and to EMI. EMI MUSIC has undergone a huge transformation over the last few years which has made us stronger and more effective. MICHAEL and KEVIN have played crucial roles within the team in helping us to adapt to those changes and so I’m very pleased to give them these expanded responsibilities."
"I’ve been so fortunate over my years with EMI to have worked with the incredible artists on PARLOPHONE and more recently with the likes of NOEL GALLAGHER through Label Services and PINK FLOYD through our catalogue division, and now I get to work with the fantastic artists on Virgin Records as well," MCCABE said. "To oversee and lead the planning and executing of promotional and publicity strategies for the whole amazing portfolio of artists at EMI is a huge honour, as is leading our brilliant team of promo people and publicists who are the best in the business."
"It’s been so rewarding to have been part of the team that formed and has built EMI MUSIC SERVICES and I’m very excited about the potential it has for future development," ROE said. "The work we have done with NOEL GALLAGHER, PETER GABRIEL, KATE BUSH and so many other amazing partners shows we’ve developed and can deliver a meaningful alternative for artists to the traditional record company relationship. ABBEY ROAD is simply the best recording studio in the world and it’s every music lover’s dream to work with them. It’s as important today as it ever was and I’m so excited about this opportunity to help JONATHAN and his world-class team there."