Former Apple Music U.K. executive, Austin Daboh has joined Atlantic Records U.K. as executive vice president, with a brief to sign and develop domestic artists, and to break the Warner Music-owned label’s U.S. black music roster in the U.K.
Daboh was most recently head of editorial at Apple Music U.K., where, alongside overseeing Apple’s playlist ecosystem, he developed the Agenda brand that built out playlist experiences with live concerts and marketing initiatives to create an immersive experience for users.
Daboh started his music industry career in 2006 as music programmer at BBC Music 1Xtra before becoming CEO of the PR, promotion and talent agency, The Hub Entertainment.
He returned to BBC Music 1Xtra in 2014 as music manager, leading the musical direction of the station.
In 2016, he joined Spotify as senior editor, shows and editorial, before being promoted to head of music culture & editorial, Spotify UK.
Atlantic Records U.K. has had a three-week stint at number one in the singles chart this year with “Own It,” by Stormzy featuring Ed Sheeran & Burna Boy, with production by Fred Again.
At the BRIT Awards, Stormzy won British Male Solo Artist and Fred Again was named British Producer of the Year.
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