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Mike Smith departs Columbia Records

By | Published on Tuesday 24 April 2012

Sony Music

Sony Music UK this morning announced that Mike Smith, MD of the major’s Columbia Records division, is leaving with immediate effect. No details about a replacement have been revealed.

Confirming the news, Sony Music UK CEO Nick Gatfield told reporters: “I want to thank Mike for his contribution to Columbia Records over the last six years. He is a strong creative executive and I wish him well in all his future endeavours. We are actively exploring ways for us to work together in the future”.

Meanwhile Smith himself added: “I have really enjoyed my time at Columbia Records running this legendary label for six years. This is a really exciting time for the music industry and I am looking forward to widening my horizons and embracing new opportunities and challenges”.