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Universal names Rebecca Allen president of Decca UK

By | Published on Tuesday 9 May 2017

Rebecca Allen

Universal Music has promoted Rebecca Allen to the role of President at Decca Records in the UK. She has been Managing Director of the company since 2014.

“Becky is an extraordinary executive”, says Universal UK CEO David Joseph. “Her passion for artists and every area of repertoire is matched only by the very obvious satisfaction she gets out of running an incredible team. Pretty much any genre goes at Decca, but the one thing that is predictable is that when Becky and her team get behind a project, there would have to be a very good reason for it not to be a success. She is an exceptional leader who is loved by everyone around her, but it would be a mistake to underestimate her steely determination. This is a very well-deserved promotion”.

Allen herself adds: “Decca is one of the most iconic labels in British music culture, and to be given the opportunity to lead the company forward with a young and ambitious team is a huge privilege. We are known for being distinct and for signing the unexpected and I am enormously proud of the entire team at Decca and all our artists. I would like to thank David and Dickon [Stainer, boss of Global Classics & Jazz at the major] for their continued support of Decca as the company evolves at an extraordinary time of innovation and opportunity for our industry”.

The promotion comes seventeen years after Allen first joined Decca – then known as Universal Classics & Jazz – in 1999.