Darcus Beese & Alex Boateng on Island Records' new urban division

Mark Sutherland

Island Records president Darcus Beese says the label’s new urban division will build a “one-stop shop” for both UK and international urban artists, as the domestic scene reaches a tipping point with the success of Stormzy and Skepta.

The new division at the Universal frontline label will be headed up by Alex Boateng, currently Island’s A&R/marketing manager. He will continue his A&R role under head of A&R Louis Bloom but in his new position, believed to be the first of ...

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