London-based Polydor Records has hired Jodie Cammidge as Promotions Director.
Cammidge has been with Universal Music UK for over a decade.
His first year was spent working in radio promotions at Polydor and following that he joined the radio department at Virgin EMI where he worked for the last nine years and latterly rose to the position of Director of National Radio.
At Virgin EMI, Cammidge was responsible for handling national radio campaigns for a vast array of artists including Florence & The Machine, Frank Ocean, Arcade Fire, The Stone Roses, Massive Attack, Beck, The Killers, Metallica, Ryan Adams, The Libertines and Black Sabbath.
He was a key part of the teams behind launching Bastille, James Bay, Jake Bugg and Blossoms.
“Tom and Ben are the most focussed and driven force I’ve ever witnessed.”
Before joining Universal Music UK, Cammidge was Head Of Radio at V2 Records where he looked after the campaigns for the likes of Lethal Bizzle, Stereophonics, Paul Weller and Underworld.
“Jodie is one of the most well-respected promotions guys in the UK industry,” said Polydor co-President Tom March. “We’re thrilled to have him back at Polydor, where he started his UMG career. I had the pleasure of working with Jodie at Virgin EMI, so I’ve witnessed first-hand his abilities. He’s calm, level-headed but also dynamic.
“Together with our department heads, Sarah Haddow in TV, Laurence Pinkus in national radio and Gavin Hughes in regional radio, we have a team that will deliver exceptional campaigns.”
Polydor co-President Ben Mortimer added: “Jodie’s just very well loved. By the artists he works with and his fellow executives. It’s also striking quite how much he’s done, for someone still relatively young in their career. We’re lucky to have him on board.”
Cammidge said, “Tom and Ben are the most focussed and driven force I’ve ever witnessed. I’m beyond thrilled to be joining their inspiring team at Polydor at such an exciting time for the label and the music business.”
[Pictured L-R: Ben Mortimer, Jodie Cammidge and Tom March]Music Business Worldwide