Priscilla Kotey has been promoted to SVP at Warner Music Ireland.
She will be based in Dublin and head up Warner Music’s operations in Ireland, reporting to Tony Harlow, CEO of Warner Music UK, who has oversight responsibility for Warner Music Ireland.
Kotey has been part of Warner Music Ireland since 2008, joining as Press & Promotions Officer, and most recently serving as Director of Marketing and Promotions.
Throughout the last decade, she has played a key role in campaigns for several Warner Music frontline and catalog artists, including Ed Sheeran, Coldplay, Dua Lipa, Michael Bublé and Fleetwood Mac.
Last year, Warner Music Ireland had the biggest selling single in Ireland and the most played song on Irish Radio, says the label, with Ed Sheeran’s Bad Habits.
The label also started 2020 with a double number one in the singles and albums charts, thanks to Gayle’s abcdefu and Ed Sheeran’s =.
Kotey began her career at PR agency CarmodySmith PR in 2006, before joining the Promotions Dept at MCD Productions, owned by Live Nation.
Kotey’s promotion comes after the departure late last year of Pat Creed, Managing Director of Warner Music Ireland.
“Ireland is an exciting and dynamic market where many of our international artists are excited to perform.”
Priscilla Kotey, said: “I’m so pleased to be asked to step up and lead the Warner Music team in Dublin.
“Ireland is an exciting and dynamic market where many of our international artists are excited to perform.
“And it’ll be particularly important that these artists return to support the venues and workforce that have suffered so much during the pandemic.
“There’s an unbelievable buzz about the health of music and creativity in Ireland at the moment and we are keen to step up our A&R efforts across the country to globally ignite the careers of more Irish artists.”
“[Kotey] well understands the importance of the new ways of telling stories.”
Tony Harlow, added: “I’m delighted to be able to promote Priscilla into this new role and have her lead the team that represents Warner Music in Ireland.
“She’s a brilliant executive with a strong marketing and promotion background, who well understands the importance of the new ways of telling stories through social media and user generated content.
“She’s the perfect person to lead us towards the metaverse! More importantly, she is a great lover of music, and a great lover of the music of her country.
“Priscilla can help us become far more deeply involved in local music and talent and help us try to create global stars from Ireland. That’s what our ambition is and what makes her promotion so important for us.
“I also want to pay tribute to Pat Creed, who headed Warner Music Ireland for more than 15 years. He always went the extra mile to support our artists and I know they were hugely grateful for his dedication and service.”
Linda Walker was recently promoted to Senior Vice President, Commercial, UK & Europe, at Warner Music UK.Music Business Worldwide