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Ben Cook named Atlantic UK President

By | Published on Friday 4 April 2014

Ben Cook

Warner Music Group has announced Ben Cook as the new President of Atlantic Records UK. Cook moves from another smaller Warner UK imprint Asylum Records, where he held the same position.

Warner Music UK CEO Max Lousada, who previously led the British version of the Atlantic label, said: “Ben is an exceptional talent who has made Asylum synonymous with unique, exciting and hugely popular artists. He also personifies what Atlantic stands for – turning creative potential into credible, sustained commercial success. Ben’s promotion completes an incredibly strong leadership line-up for the Warner Music UK family of labels and we’re very excited about what we can achieve together”.

Cook added: “For over 60 years Atlantic has been one of the world’s most iconic labels. To be appointed to run the company is an honour and I’m very excited to build on the successes that Max and the team have had. I would like to thank Max for all his backing and for building the label into such a respected home for career artists; with greatly experienced and talented executives such as Mark Mitchell, Damian Christian and all of the team, Atlantic’s ability to attract and nurture quality talent is second to none. I’m looking forward with great enthusiasm to working with everyone here to grow that reputation still further”.

This new appointment follows a number of changes at executive levels across the international Warner Music Group companies.