Atlantic U.K. Ups Ben Cook To President
April 7, 2014 at 4:10 PM (PT)
ATLANTIC RECORDS U.K. has promoted BEN COOK to President, effective APRIL 14th, MUSIC WEEK reports. Previously, COOK was President of Asylum Records U.K., part of the ATLANTIC RECORDS U.K. family. Acts he has signed in recent years include multi-Platinum selling ED SHEERAN and BRIT Award winners RUDIMENTAL.
"BEN is an exceptional talent who has made ASYLUM synonymous with unique, exciting and hugely popular artists," WARNER MUSIC U.K. CEO MAX LOUSADA said. "He also personifies what ATLANTIC stands for -- turning creative potential into credible, sustained commercial success. BEN's promotion completes an incredibly strong leadership line-up for the WARNER MUSIC UK family of labels and we're very excited about what we can achieve together.”
“For over 60 years ATLANTIC has been one of the world's most iconic labels," COOK said. "To be appointed to run the company is an honour and I’m very excited to build on the successes that MAX and the team have had. I would like to thank MAX for all his backing and for building the label into such a respected home for career artists; with greatly experienced and talented executives such as MARK MITCHELL, DAMIAN CHRISTIAN and all of the team, ATLANTIC's ability to attract and nurture quality talent is second to none. I’m looking forward with great enthusiasm to working with everyone here to grow that reputation still further.”