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Island commercial chief to head up Universal’s UK D2C operations

By | Published on Friday 30 May 2014

Universal Music

Universal has promoted David Hawkes to head up the UK division of the major’s e-commerce operations. He will also continue to work as Commercial Director of the mega-major’s Island Records label.

Universal UK CEO David Joseph says: “All our UK labels have set solid foundations in e-commerce over the past few years and David’s wide experience in sales, retail, supply chain, tickets and e-commerce will ensure we continue to push the boundaries of this increasingly important area for our artists and their fans”.

Hawkes added: “The area of e-commerce continues to offer exciting opportunities for growth and innovation. I feel privileged to be given the opportunity to work with all Universal Music’s labels and artists to develop the business further and continue to break new ground”.