Nick Raphael Tapped To Head Capitol Records U.K.
April 25, 2013 at 5:39 AM (PT)
UMG has named NICK RAPHAEL to lead CAPITOL RECORDS in the U.K. RAPHAEL he will be reporting to UNIVERSAL MUSIC U.K. CEO/Chairman DAVID JOSEPH. RAPHAEL’s current team at LONDON RECORDS, including SVP/A&R JO CHARRINGTON and head of marketing TOM PAUL are all moving across to the new setup which will be based in premises outside UNIVERSAL MUSIC U.K’s Kensington High Street HQ.
"For us to work with CAPITOL is an honour and a tremendous opportunity -- it’s a label with an incredible past but what the new team are doing promises a huge amount for the future," wrote JOSEPH. "Here in the U.K., the same can be said for what NICK’s leadership can do for the label, with CAPITOL joining VIRGIN EMI, ISLAND, POLYDOR and DECCA to complete our line-up of frontline labels."
RAPHAEL added, "When DAVID approached me to run CAPITOL RECORDS in the U.K., I jumped at the opportunity to run a legendary label with an incredible roster and the chance to work with STEVE BARNETT again."