Lucy Dann has been appointed Managing Director at Universal Music UK‘s EMI Records.
Dann begins her new role with immediate effect, reporting to Co-Presidents Rebecca Allen and Jo Charrington.
The exec’s appointment follows the recent launch of EMI North, based in Leeds, which will be led by Clive Cawley who moves over from his role of MD, EMI to President, EMI North.
Dann joins EMI following 10 years at Universal-owned Polydor Records, the last three as Co-Marketing Director.
In her new role, Dann will oversee campaigns across the EMI roster – leading the marketing, creative and promotions teams.
According to the release announcing her appointment, with over 15 years industry experience, Dann has played a key part in Polydor’s success in recent years, including the UK breakthrough of Billie Eilish and working closely on artist campaigns for Maroon 5, Selena Gomez, Demi Lovato, Jonas Brothers, J Cole, Summer Walker, Troye Sivan, LANY, The Who, Elbow and The 1975.
Other notable artist campaigns include Take That, Ellie Goulding, Mamma Mia, 5SOS, and most recently the breakthrough success of Becky Hill.
Prior to joining Polydor, Dann worked at SYCO Music and was part of the team for the early global success of One Direction and Little Mix.
The launch of EMI North, and the appointment of Dann as MD of EMI Records, comes less than a year after Universal Music UK confirmed that its EMI and Capitol labels would be uniting under the joint leadership of Rebecca Allen and Jo Charrington.
As a result of the move to unite the two labels last March, Capitol Records UK’s roster and team became part of the wider EMI operation; Capitol Records UK continued as a division of EMI label group, alongside Motown UK.
EMI Records is Universal Music UK’s biggest label by market share, both in terms of album sales and album-equivalent streaming.
“Lucy Dann is an exceptional music executive who we have both admired and wanted to work with for a very long time.”
Rebecca Allen and Jo Charrington, EMI
Rebecca Allen and Jo Charrington, EMI Co-Presidents said: “Lucy Dann is an exceptional music executive who we have both admired and wanted to work with for a very long time.
“Respected across the wider business by managers, artists and colleagues, Lucy will bring fresh determination, leadership and ambition to our label and its artists, helping to further drive EMI’s successes around the world.”
“I am absolutely delighted to be working with Becky and Jo, two people I have admired throughout my whole career.”
Lucy Dann added: “I am absolutely delighted to be working with Becky and Jo, two people I have admired throughout my whole career.
“The EMI team are excellent, and I can’t wait to see where we take EMI over the next few years and more, shaping a label that aligns and grows with the constant evolution of music and technology.”Music Business Worldwide