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A STAR-SPANGLED
HITS LIST
It's now or never. (7/1a)
BST HYDE PARK: BIGGER THAN EVER
It's the U.K. equivalent of July 4 fireworks. (7/1a)
SADDLE UP:
BEYONCÉ UNVEILS RENAISSANCE ART
She's not horsing around. (7/1a)
SONG REVENUE: DRAKE TAKES
THE CAKE
The rich get richer. (7/1a)
UMG ACQUIRES ALL THINGS ZAPPA
Who's gonna "Freak Out" over this acquisition? (7/1a)
SUPERSTAR RELEASES
Who's next?
MUSIC BIZ SPECIAL
It's Comic-Con for numbers geeks.
THE BIG CHEESE
Theories of evolution from 30,000 feet.
THE NEXT GIANT DEAL
A&R in overdrive.
Blighty Beat
WMUK DOUBLES DOWN ON BEESE
6/16/21

Former Island Records chief Darcus Beese will join Warner Music UK in a newly created dual role as EVP, WMUK and President of a new joint venture record label. He starts on 7/1.

As a member of WMUK’s senior leadership team, he will report into WMUK CEO Tony Harlow and work closely with Harlow and the WMUK label presidents on the company’s A&R approach. He will be instrumental in helping guide the continued cultural and strategic change of the U.K. business.

Beese said he would not be comfortable working for another label but that conversations with Max Lousada and Harlow led to the idea of him heading up his own label while being part of a broader record company leadership team.

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