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Lucy Dann named EMI MD

By | Published on Wednesday 1 February 2023


Universal Music UK has appointed Lucy Dann as Managing Director of EMI Records.

Dann moves over from another of the major’s labels, Polydor, where she has spent the last decade, most recently as co-Marketing Director. In her new job she will report into EMI co-Presidents Rebecca Allen and Jo Charrington.

“I am absolutely delighted to be working with Becky and Jo, two people I have admired throughout my whole career”, says Dann. “The EMI team are excellent, and I can’t wait to see where we take EMI over the next few years and more, shaping a label that aligns and grows with the constant evolution of music and technology”.

Allen and Charrington add in their own statement: “Lucy Dann is an exceptional music executive who we have both admired and wanted to work with for a very long time. Respected across the wider business by managers, artists and colleagues, Lucy will bring fresh determination, leadership and ambition to our label and its artists, helping to further drive EMI’s successes around the world”.

Dann’s appointment follows the launch of EMI North last week – a new Leeds-based division of the label focussing on music and artists from the North of England, which is being led by previous EMI MD Clive Cawley.