EMI launches new label, EMI North, in Leeds

EMI Information has launched a brand new label within the north of England referred to as EMI North.

The label shall be working from Leeds and marks the primary main British label working a bodily area exterior of London.

The brand new label will function from Duke Studios, a inventive hub in Leeds metropolis centre, and shall be run by Clive Cawley.

Cawley, who’s from Yorkshire initially, will transfer over from his present function of MD, EMI, to President of EMI North. Over his 20 yr profession, he has labored with a spread of artists together with Paul McCartney, Elton John, Beck, The Stone Roses, Taylor Swift and extra.

Cawley stated of his new function: “I’m delighted to lastly open the doorways to EMI North with a quite simple aim: to help and spend money on native expertise, serving to them to seek out new audiences and construct their companies.

“We’ve been overwhelmed by the response from the inventive neighborhood in Leeds and past and are raring to go.”

Common says the brand new label shall be devoted to working “with the perfect musical expertise within the North of England”.

Jo Charrington and Rebecca Allen, Co-Presidents, EMI, stated: “Discovering and nurturing new expertise from proper throughout the UK is the lifeblood of what we do and there’s no person higher than Clive to be on the helm of this thrilling new chapter for our historic label” (through Music Enterprise Worldwide).

The label has already fashioned partnerships with two corporations based mostly in Leeds, Clue Information and Come Play With Me, a non-profit music improvement organisation.

The transfer additionally coincides with Leeds being Metropolis of Tradition 2023.

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