COLUMBIA U.K. BEEFS UP LEADERSHIP TEAM

Columbia U.K. has two newly named co-Managing Directors, with President Ferdy Unger-Hamilton promoting GM Stacey Tang and hiring Manish Arora, the respected ;promo man at his previous stomping ground of UMG's Polydor.

“I am delighted to have Stacey and Manish as the new driving force of Columbia,” he said. “Their combined skills in marketing and promotion, their innate understanding of today’s market and their hunger for success mean there are no two people better equipped to help me and the whole team take the label into the future.”

Marketing expert Tang joined Columbia Records in 2012 and was promoted to GM in 2015. She has played a pivotal role in global campaigns for artists including Calvin Harris, Arcade Fire, Foo Fighters, Harry Styles and the label's most recent breakthrough, Rag’n’Bone Man.

Of her new role, Tang said: “This opportunity is incredibly exciting and I am grateful to Ferdy and Jason Iley for the recognition and their support. I work with an incredibly talented and diverse team at Columbia; they’re undoubtedly the best in the business and I’m thrilled to be building

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