Tom Lewis and Laura Monks have been promoted to become co-Presidents of Decca Records.
The pair were promoted to co-MDs in early 2020, and took over the running of the label shortly afterwards when previous President, Rebecca Allen, left to take the reins at EMI.
“They are perfectly placed to steer the legendary label into this exciting new chapter with both their creative vision and fearlessness to do things differently.”
“I feel incredibly honoured to be leading the next adventures of this label with Tom.”
Monks said: “Decca has had such a rich history and there is one thing that has always been fundamental to the label’s success: a true passion for music without boundaries that can connect deeply with international audiences.
“I feel incredibly honoured to be leading the next adventures of this label with Tom, especially knowing the opportunity for discovery and innovation on a global scale for our artists is now almost limitless.”
Monks joined Decca nearly 10 years ago. She previously held roles encompassing digital, commercial and marketing before becoming General Manager in 2018.
“we have such exciting plans for the next chapter in this label’s already extraordinary story.”
Lewis added: “I’ve been obsessed with records my whole life. The teenage me would never have believed that one day, I’d be given the opportunity to lead one of recording history’s most legendary labels. Laura and I are so lucky to be working alongside such an ambitious and entrepreneurial team. And, we have such exciting plans for the next chapter in this label’s already extraordinary story.”
Lewis joined Decca 19 years ago as Label Manager for the jazz division before making the move into A&R. He later became VP of Decca, A&R and artist strategy and has twice won the Adult Contemporary A&R of the Year category at the MBW-backed A&R Awards, in 2017 and 2019.Music Business Worldwide