David Joseph

Chairman and chief executive officer Universal Music UK

David Joseph is chairman and chief executive officer of Universal Music UK, overseeing all divisions of the UK’s leading music company including the labels Island, Polydor, Decca and Virgin EMI plus the world’s most famous recording studio, Abbey Road. Joseph was head of artist development at RCA Records where he worked with artists including Kylie Minogue, Take That and Annie Lennox. In 1998, he joined Universal Music as general manager of the company’s Polydor label. Over the past three years Joseph has been chairman of the Brits Committee, which oversees the Brit Awards. In this position, he instigated an overhaul of the awards which culminated in this year’s show attracting its biggest TV audience since 2005. 


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