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Rebecca Allen named president to rebranded label: EMI Records

Thu 18 June 2020

Trinity Laban Governor and Music alum Rebecca Allen has been named President of renowned EMI Records, following from her successful role as President of Decca.

Most recently named Virgin EMI, EMI Records has relaunched and rebranded. Triggered by the previous President, Ted Cockle’s, departure, the rebrand will be marked under its new title and its new President, TL alum Rebecca Allen.

The London-based label is one of Universal Music UK’s biggest and houses artists such as Florence + The Machine, Elton John and Bastille. Supporting big names is no new challenge to Rebecca who is coming from a three-year stint at Decca supporting artists such as Gregory Porter, Jamie Cullum and The Lumineers.  

Rebecca will be reporting to Universal Music UK Chairman & CEO David Joseph who said in a MBW press release:

“Rebecca’s track record at Decca speaks for itself but her string of successes don’t tell the full story: quite simply she is an inspirational leader and no-one has a greater understanding of what it takes to bring artists and music to new audiences.

“She is an extraordinarily dynamic and creative executive with the vision and ambition to restore EMI Records to its position as a powerhouse of culture and music discovery.”

Rebecca Allen graduated from what was then Trinity College of Music (now Trinity Laban) in 1995 with a GTCL. She started her career in the BBC Symphony Orchestra and later the BBC Proms. Rebecca joined Universal Classics and Jazz in 1999 and remained with the label after it was re-named Decca Records UK where she eventually became President. Rebecca is also a Governor for Trinity Laban.

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