Universal Music’s UK CEO and Chairman David Joseph is to make a keynote presentation at the Radio Festival this year in Salford Quays.
He’ll be interviewed by BBC 6 Music’s Lauren Laverne, discussing how music radio is viewed by the world’s largest music content company.
The session will provide delegates with a rare insight into the British arm of Universal Music and into the mind of the man who broke multimillion-selling acts ranging from Lady Gaga to Florence + The Machine, and also helped engineer Robbie Williams’ reunion with Take That.
David Joseph joined Universal Music UK in August 1998 as General Manager of the company’s Polydor label before progressing to become Managing Director and later Co-President of Polydor. In March 2008, he was promoted to Chairman and CEO of Universal Music UK. Since then, he has overseen labels including Polydor, Island and Mercury, as well as the UK’s leading classical company, Decca.
Clive Dickens, Chair of the Radio Festival, said: “I have known David for over 15 years and I’m thrilled he has agreed to share his unique experience for the first time at this year’s Radio Festival. He has been at the centre of the music industry during its biggest period of change and evolution and has unrivalled in-depth knowledge of this highly creative market. His appearance will provide a rare opportunity for delegates to listen to his thoughts and get the inside track on one of Europe’s leading music content companies.”