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Austin Daboh named EVP of Atlantic UK

By | Published on Tuesday 9 June 2020

Austin Daboh

Warner Music has appointed Austin Daboh to the role of Executive Vice President of its Atlantic UK label. In the role, he will be responsible for signing and developing domestic artists, as well as working with Atlantic US to launch newer signings to its black music roster in the UK market.

Former BBC exec Daboh joins Warner after four years in key editorial and playlisting roles in the streaming domain, firstly at Spotify and more recently at Apple Music.

“I’m happy to welcome an exec of Austin’s calibre to the Warner Music UK family”, says Warner Music UK CEO Tony Harlow. “He’s already played a pivotal role in shaping the UK music landscape through his work in radio and with the DSPs, and he has the instincts and connections not just to attract outstanding artists, but to be a cultural pioneer”.

Daboh adds: “Atlantic is one of the most culturally important labels out there, with some of the world’s most authentic and unique artists. I’m excited to be joining the company as it begins the next chapter in its legendary history. I’ve had the good fortune to work at three amazing companies – the BBC, Spotify, and Apple Music – and my experiences there have prepared me well to step into the major label world, which has always been my dream”.