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Universal Music Group Cuts the Ribbon on EMI North in Leeds

Universal Music Group Cuts the Ribbon on EMI North in Leeds

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Common Music Group pronounces the launch of EMI North in Leeds.

Common Music-owned EMI Information has announced the launch of EMI North, a brand new label within the northern UK metropolis of Leeds, in Yorkshire. In doing so, the corporate says it’s now the primary main label to open a bodily area inside the UK exterior of London.

EMI North will probably be devoted to working with “the perfect musical expertise within the North of England” and offering alternatives for younger individuals within the business. The label has already struck partnerships with two firms primarily based inside Leeds: Clue Information, which not too long ago celebrated its tenth anniversary, and Come Play With Me, a non-profit music improvement group.

Led by Clive Cawley, who leaves his present function as MD at EMI to develop into president of EMI North, the label will probably be primarily based in Duke Studios, the artistic hub in Leeds metropolis middle. The transfer marks a full circle for Yorkshire native Cawley, who started his profession as a Gross sales Consultant for Common Music, working with unbiased retailers throughout northeast England.

“I’m delighted to lastly open the doorways to EMI North with a quite simple aim: to help and spend money on native expertise, serving to them to search out new audiences and construct their companies,” says Cawley. “We have now been overwhelmed by the response from the artistic neighborhood in Leeds and past and are raring to go.”

Over his twenty-year profession, Cawley has labored with artists together with Beck, Elton John, Florence + The Machine, Metallica, Paul McCartney, Pearl Jam, Queen, Taylor Swift, The Killers, and The Stone Roses. He’ll proceed to work throughout many EMI artist campaigns, reporting to Jo Charrington and Rebecca Allen, Co-Presidents of EMI since Common Music UK united its EMI and Capitol labels below their joint management.

“Discovering and nurturing new expertise from proper throughout the UK is the lifeblood of what we do, and there’s no person higher than Clive to be on the helm of this thrilling new chapter for our historic label,” mentioned Charrington and Allen in a joint assertion.

The announcement of EMI North’s launch coincides with Leeds Yr of Tradition 2023, which sees the town develop into the middle stage of the UK’s cultural scene, honoring dance, structure, poetry, music, neighborhood theater, and extra performances within the metropolis’s venues.