Alec Boateng has officially left his role at BBC Radio 1Xtra.
Music Week broke the news of his impending departure from his position as head of A&R at Atlantic back in March, and since then speculation has mounted about a new venture alongside his brother Alex, who has left Island Records.
Alex Boateng has stayed within Universal Music Group, and reports that the brothers are set to front a new Def Jam operation in the UK continue to circulate.
Alec Boateng hosted a show as Twin B on 1Xtra and the station paid tribute on Twitter, posting: “Much love and respect Twin – you will be missed and good luck for your next move!”
In recent months, Atlantic has hired former Spotify and Apple Music exec Austin Daboh and A&R director Rich Castillo – who drove the signing of Tion Wayne – as the major prepares for life without Boateng.
Music Week has approached the Boateng brothers and Universal for comment. Look out for more on this story very soon.
A sad day here at @1Xtra as we say goodbye and a massive thank you to Twin B????— BBC Radio 1, 1Xtra & Asian Network Press Office (@BBCRadio1PR) September 18, 2020
Much love and respect Twin - you will be missed and good luck for your next move!?????? pic.twitter.com/Gzvg0wMZiI