Report: David Joseph To Run UMG's U.K. Ops
March 10, 2008 at 5:40 AM (PT)
UNIVERSAL MUSIC will announce today that DAVID JOSEPH has been promoted to run its UK company, in an attempt to give LUCIAN GRAINGE, his immediate superior, more time to develop strategy and handle artist relations, reports TIMESONLINE.
GRAINGE wants to develop partnerships with broadcasters -- building on its deal with ITV to create a BRITISH version of HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL -- and mobile phone companies in an attempt to restore growth.
"I’ve got relationships with companies like VODAFONE and NOKIA, which my predecessors would never have had, and I need to spend time on them," said GRAINGE, who previously ran UNIVERSAL’S BRITISH operation in addition to its international division, which covered all operations outside the UNITED STATES.