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Andy Daniell to head up FFRR

By | Published on Thursday 10 October 2019

Andy Daniell

Warner’s Parlophone division has announced the appointment of Andy Daniell as the new head of its FFRR dance music imprint. He joins from independent label Defected Records, where he was A&R Manager.

“Dance music plays such an important role in UK music culture and I want FFRR to be the most exciting and compelling destination for electronic and dance music creators in the UK”, says Parlophone co-President Nick Burgess. “Andy has repeatedly proven to be one of the best A&Rs in the business. He lives and breathes music and, as a DJ and artist himself, already embodies Parlophone’s artist-first philosophy and spirit”.

Daniell adds: “The opportunity to play a part in the future of such an iconic label is an incredible honour. It’s a great time to join FFRR and be part of the amazing changes that are happening at Parlophone. I’m looking forward to building FFRR’s reputation for identifying artists and tracks that have both underground credibility and far-reaching crossover potential”.

Originally launched by Pete Tong in 1986, Warner Music acquired FFRR as part of the divestments that occurred when Universal acquired Polygram in 1998. It subsequently parked the label, but revived it in 2011, and then moved it into the Parlophone division when it acquired that label (again as part of a Universal divestment) in 2013.