Sony Music UK has promoted highly respected executive Dipesh Parmar to President of Ministry of Sound Recordings, effective today (June 1).
He will report directly to Jason Iley, Chairman and CEO, Sony Music UK and Ireland.
Parmar has been Managing Director of Ministry of Sound Recordings since Sony Music acquired the label in 2016.
Under David Dollimore’s leadership, he has overseen the label’s growth, expanded and developed the roster and engineered the integration of playlisting and compilations within the frontline label.
Parmar is also responsible for developing and launching the careers of artists such as Sigala, DJ Fresh and London Grammar, who achieved their first No.1 album at the label with Truth Is A Beautiful Thing.
Ministry of Sound has achieved eight platinum-plus selling singles since the acquisition, including global successes Riton x Oliver Heldens’ Turn Me On, Regard’s Ride It, Doja Cat’s Say So and UK No.1, Roses by Saint JHN.
“I’ve been at Ministry of Sound all my adult life, starting as work experience almost twenty years ago, and I couldn’t be more excited to now lead this iconic label I’ve grown up in.”
Dipesh Parmar said: “I’ve been at Ministry of Sound all my adult life, starting as work experience almost twenty years ago, and I couldn’t be more excited to now lead this iconic label I’ve grown up in.
“Three decades since its inception, the Ministry brand and team has gone from strength to strength, our roster is the strongest it’s ever been and I’m looking forward to driving the label forward.
Added Parmar: “Jason Iley’s leadership and guidance since the Ministry acquisition has been invaluable. I’d also like to thank David for being a mentor, friend and for the continued support; Amy Wheatley who is undoubtably one the best executives I’ve had the pleasure to work with and the amazing Ministry team for consistently raising the bar.”
“Dipesh delivers time and again and is hugely respected across the music industry.”
Jason Iley said: “Dipesh delivers time and again and is hugely respected across the music industry. Within the label he has cultivated a team of dynamic and ambitious executives and their energy filters through the whole company.
“Under David and Dipesh’s leadership, Ministry of Sound has grown exponentially, and I have no doubt that Dipesh will continue that evolution as he takes the reins.”
“Ministry of Sound Recordings has reached new heights in recent years and I’m delighted to see Dipesh recognised for his huge contribution to the label.”
David Dollimore said: “Ministry of Sound Recordings has reached new heights in recent years and I’m delighted to see Dipesh recognised for his huge contribution to the label.
“He is a great friend and colleague and will be a brilliant President.”
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