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CAROLINE'S GREENGRASS DEPARTS FOR WILDLIFE

U.K. management firm Wildlife Entertainment has scored a coup in the appointment of respected British exec Emma Greengrass as Managing Director. Greengrass, who has a 27-year history in the music biz, has left behind her role as U.K. Label Head for UMG's label services company Caroline International.

At Wildlife, she’ll be working with Arctic Monkeys, The Last Shadow Puppets, Travis and Royal Blood, as well as helping to grow its roster.

“Emma brings to Wildlife a wealth of experience and is hugely respected and admired within the artist and label community,” Wildlife CEO Ian McAndrew said. “She has helped manage and coordinate numerous successful campaigns for some of our most revered artists and bands. Her exceptional talent and experience will be a huge asset to our artists and team.”

Added Greengrass: "I have known Ian for over 15 years, as both a respected colleague and a friend and have always hugely admired his ability to discover and develop successful artists.

“His artist roster is second to none in the U.K. management world and I am looking forward with relish to the challenge of helping him continue the success of Wildlife Entertainment as well as growing his roster over the coming years.”

Greengrass started her career at the famed London Records in 1989 as a regional radio plugger. From there, she went to Warner Music, working in radio, A&R, label manager and marketing roles. In 1995, Greengrass was hired by Alan McGee and Dick Green as Marketing Manager for their Creation Records, having a hand in Oasis’ multi-million selling What’s The Story, Morning Glory?. She was named GM in ’97, and, when the label folded in 2000, helped set up and lead Oasis’ own label Big Brother Recordings until the band's split in 2009.

Greengrass then briefly handled releases by Travis and I Am Kloot as a consultant alongside McAndrew, before helping to launch Caroline International in 2013. While there she worked on the Mercury Music Prize-nominated Gaz Coombes’ album Matador, and oversaw albums by St Vincent, Bear’s Den and Glass Animals.

Discussing her time at Caroline alongside joint MDs Jim Chancellor and Michael Roe, Greengrass said: “Leaving Caroline was an incredibly hard decision to make, as their team is, in my opinion, simply the best in the label services sector and they are, after only three years in business, providing a fantastic service to a large number of high profile artists. However, the opportunity of working with the artists and team at Wildlife Entertainment was too good to turn down.”

Elsewhere at Wildlife, Accounts Manager Sarah Abbott has been promoted to Finance Director.

 

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