Nicole Richards promoted to head of Island Records Australia
Universal Music Australia managing directors, Mike Taylor and Darren Aboudhaveannounced the promotion of Nicole Richards to head of Island Records Australia, effective immediately.
In this newly created role, Richards will direct and oversee all artist development and release strategy for Island Australia artists locally and internationally combined with responsibility for the operation of the label.
The stand alone Island Records Australia label represents a fresh focus on developing artists careers, maximising opportunities and impacting the market.
Island Records Australia was launched in 2007 and is home to Boy & Bear, Thundamentals, Broods, Matt Corby, Vera Blue and Dean Lewis.
Richards joined Universal Music Australia in May 2012 as director of PR for Australian artists.
She then became senior director, marketing and media, for Australian artists.
In her most recent role, she was head of Australian artists in November 2016.
According to her LinkedIn page, Richards began her music career in February 1996 at EMI Music Australia, heading its PR department for eleven years.
She also co-founded marketing and PR company Original Matters and marketing & media firm Pod Artist Services.