Ted Cockle named President of Virgin Records UK

Island co-president Ted Cockle has been named as the new president of Virgin Records UK.

Virgin is now a Universal-owned label, following the major’s acquisition of EMI Music for £1.2bn last year.

Cockle’s fellow Island co-president Darcus Beese will now step up to become sole president of Island Records UK. Both moves are effective immediately.

Popular exec Cockle joined Island in 2005 in a marketing capacity after 10 years at Sony Music. 

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