Pat Carr leaves BMG UK three years after Infectious buyout

MBW has learned that popular UK-based marketing specialist Pat Carr has left BMG after joining the company nearly three years ago.

Carr became part of BMG’s London office when it purchased Korda Marshall’s Infectious Music for a rumored £6m in Q3 2014.

She leaves behind her role at SVP of Marketing – in which she has recently worked on UK No.1 albums from Rick Astley and Blink 182, amongst others.

Carr joined Infectious – the second iteration of the label under Korda Marshall – in 2008, going on to become a key member of the team which signed and broke the Mercury-winning alt-J.

Prior to Infectious Mk. 2, Carr ran ‘artist services’ company, Remote Control, for seven years.

She began her music biz career at Simon Fuller’s 19 Entertainment in the mid-eighties, where she rose to GM and worked on projects from the likes of Cathy Dennis and Annie Lennox.

From there she joined the original Infectious / Mushroom UK team in 1994 as GM – also under Korda Marshall – where she worked on the likes of Ash, Muse, Garbage and Peter Andre.

That business was eventually bought by Warner Music, before Marshall revived Infectious as an independent, with Carr at his side, nearly a decade ago – signing alt-J, the Temper Trap, Ry-X and more.

Carr (pictured) became a Company Director of English football team Sutton United FC last year.Music Business Worldwide