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Island Records announces new A&R appointment

By | Published on Friday 16 December 2011

Island Records

Universal Music’s Island Records has nabbed Nick Shymansky from sister label Polydor for the role of Senior A&R Manager. Prior to joining Polydor, Shymansky worked for 19 Management, where he managed Amy Winehouse during the initial stage of her career, and therefore worked closely with Island, which released the singer’s output.

Music Week quotes Island co-President Darcus Beese as saying: “I first met Nick over a decade ago when I walked into the 19 office. He was managing a girl called Amy Winehouse. We’ve been friends ever since. In fact I tried him to get to come to Island a few years ago but the timing wasn’t right. Like all good trappers I’ve finally got my man and I’m convinced that with Nick’s passion and his talent for artist development he could not be joining Island at a better time for us and for him”.