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JUST DO YOU, BOO: A PRIDE SPECIAL CONVERSATION WITH BILLY PORTER
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BRITS NEED A NEW BOSS
2/20/20

After helming a revamped BRIT Awards ceremony that has been widely praised for some show-stopping artist performances, UMG U.K. CEO David Joseph has said he won’t be returning to the role next year.

In an an interview with Music Week, Joseph said, “It will be nice to hand it over to somebody when it’s in a healthy state. And a healthy state really means discovery, culture and new audiences discovering the music of the artists who perform. End of story.”

Traditionally, Joseph would have sat in the seat of BRITs Chairman for another two years, as per a three-year rotation cycle between major label heads. However, he has said this year will be his last (for now) so he can focus on his day job. “We’ve got some things going on at the company and a lot of excitement that I really need to throw myself into,” he said. “You’re supposed to never say never—but at the moment I’m saying never!”

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