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Nick Burgess to take up co-president role at Parlophone

By | Published on Tuesday 29 January 2019

Warner Music

Nick Burgess is shifting over from his A&R role at Universal Music’s Virgin EMI label to a new job at Warner Music, where he will become Co-President of Parlophone. So that’s nice. For him. He’ll join Mark Mitchell in jointly steering the Parlophone ship, who, through a quirk of the hiring process, has been solo Co-President for the last year.

King of all of Warner Music Group’s recorded music fun times, Max Lousada, says of the news: “Parlophone has always provided an environment for independent, unconventional artists that influence and change culture. Nick comes to Warner with an outstanding track record of finding and breaking original British talent, and I’ve always been impressed by his vision, fearlessness and creative spirit. He’s the perfect choice to join Mitch in taking this legendary label into the future. Together, they’ll make a dynamic, transformative leadership team that will grow Parlophone’s presence on the global stage”.

Burgess himself adds: “Parlophone has been making its mark on British culture for as long as I can remember, and I could not be more excited, or more humbled, to have the opportunity to play a part in navigating this iconic label into its next chapter. Both Mitch and I live and breathe the artist-first philosophy and we intend to place that at the heart of every decision we make, ensuring that Parlophone delivers on our vision to be an innovative and progressive label partner for unique, exciting and culturally significant artists who share our global ambition”.

His official first day will be 1 Feb. Which is this Friday. Which means he’ll have the weekend to catch his breath before getting on with some more progressive cultural significance next week.