Mike Rivalland promoted to General Manager Virgin11 June 2019 - Press release
As Virgin EMI continues its record breaking run of chart successes, Mike Rivalland is promoted to General Manager of Virgin.
In Michael’s time at the label , he’s shown the skill and versatility to handle and nurture talent from an enormously wide range of genres from the danceworld (Chase + Status, Nero , Sub Focus, Duke Dumont), and all the way into the world of rock (Black Sabbath, Libertines) and dexterously handling a key number of exceptional legacy artists (Paul Simon and Mark Knopfler),
In more recent times, Michael has made a significant contribution to Virgin EMI’s record breaking success story, where the label managed to achieve 10singles within the top 20, a feat not previously surpassed by any other record company in chart history. Michael, and the impressive campaign management team that he has assembled, have contributed sizeably to this success. Most notably, the label is enjoying an explosion within its unparalleled urban roster, overseen by Michael, where Virgin EMI is enjoying notable success for artists such as Russ, Tion Wayne, Krept + Konan, MoStack and Hardy Caprio.
Ted Cockle says, ‘As the company continues in its *1 AES market share position, its *1 artist album position and is looking on course to regain its *1 singles company position, it feels majorly appropriate to recognise Michael’s sizeable contribution and announce his promotion at the label. Congratulations Michael.’