LONDON, UK (CelebrityAccess) – Louis Bloom will succeed Darcus Beese as president of Island Records UK. The announcement follows Beese’s recent promotion to president of Island Records in the US.
Bloom, who has worked at Island for 16 years, most recently as head of A&R, will take over the role effective immediately.
“Louis grew up surrounded by music, and his passion for everything Island stands for runs deep,” said David Joseph, chairman and CEO of Universal Music U.K. “He has already been a huge part of Island’s recent success and understands the legacy and responsibility of what he is taking on.”
Bloom’s previous signings have included the likes of Mumford & Sons, Ben Howard, Hozier, The Feeling, Goyte, John Newman, Catfish and the Bottlemen, and JP Cooper.
Of the promotion, Bloom said: “To have contributed to the Island legacy over the past 16 years has been a genuine honor, and to now be given the opportunity to lead this amazing label and help shape our future in what are hugely exciting times is an enormous privilege and a fantastic challenge that myself and the outstanding Island team are relishing.”