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Tuer confirmed as new UK chief for Sony Music

By | Published on Monday 3 March 2014

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Sony Music has confirmed that, as expected, Nicola Tuer will basically take over from Nick Gatfield, who departed as the boss of the major’s UK division somewhat suddenly last week.

Though interestingly Tuer, previously Executive Vice President at Sony Music UK, will become Chief Operating Officer, rather than holding the CEO role Gatfield had. But she will report directly into Edgar Berger, CEO of Sony Music International, and will lead the company in the UK moving forward. Tuer is a long-term Sony Music exec having joined the company way back in 1995.

Confirming her promotion to the COO role, Berger told CMU: “Nicola’s competitive spirit, commercial acumen and passion for music are unrivalled in the business. I am delighted to announce her promotion to COO and I am certain she will have enormous impact in leading the UK company to the next level”.

Meanwhile Tuer herself added: “I am thrilled to have this opportunity. Sony is home to the most iconic labels and artists in the industry. Add to that our incredibly exciting roster of new artists and our dynamic executive team and we have all the ingredients to grow the company even further”.