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Kate Wyn Jones joins EMI as Business Development Director

Kate Wyn Jones has been appointed Business Development Director at EMI Records. Kate begins her new role with immediate effect, reporting to President Rebecca Allen.

An industry recognised digital strategist and experienced media marketeer who joined Universal Music UK in 2016, Kate will be in charge of driving the EMI business forward in exciting new directions. Working with the EMI and Universal Music international teams, her responsibilities will include using innovative and creative strategies to build artist careers and deliver campaigns that will grow EMI artists’ brands globally.

Rebecca Allen, EMI President says, “We are incredibly excited that Kate is to join the EMI family. Having worked with Kate for several years, I have seen first-hand the innovation and energy that she brings to campaigns. As we continue to push the boundaries of how we work with artists, and how we communicate even more clearly with our audiences, I can think of no-one better than Kate to help lead the new era at EMI.”

Kate Wyn Jones says, “I’m both excited and humbled to join Rebecca and the amazing team at EMI at such a pivotal point in the label’s journey. Our ambition is to build upon the phenomenal success and legacy of EMI by looking beyond the ‘norm’ of artist/marketing strategy, pushing boundaries and discovering new opportunities to engage fans and deliver success for our artists.”

With over 15 years’ experience across communications, publishing and media agencies, Kate joined Universal Music in 2016 as Digital Strategy Director. Leading the in-house digital media agency, she has worked on artists campaigns across the company, most recently - The Streets, Andrea Bocelli and Dermot Kennedy.

Previously, Kate served as Co-head of Entertainment at the7stars and has spent over 10 years in the entertainment sector working across Time Inc and Viacom/MTV alongside numerous music industry clients including Columbia Records and Ministry of Sound. In 2013 she was awarded The Media Week Award for the media relaunch for Daft Punk’s Random Access Memories.

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