Press Release


February 22, 2023

By WRM Communications

Parlophone Records has announced a number of key promotions and hires that will strengthen its position as a leading label for discovering and developing ground-breaking talent in the UK. 

Jack Melhuish has been named the label’s new General Manager, reporting into its Co-Presidents Nick Burgess and Mark Mitchell. Jack joined Parlophone as Director of Marketing, Partnerships and Strategy in 2018 and has played a vital role in the label’s success since then, leading innovative and culturally significant campaigns for the likes of Ashnikko, Coldplay, David Guetta, Gabriels, Gorillaz, Kano, PinkPantheress and Sam Ryder.

In his new role, Jack will continue to oversee and strategize boundary-pushing campaigns for Parlophone’s diverse roster of artists, while also taking on wider responsibilities within the label.

Mark Mitchell said: “We’re delighted that Jack is taking on the new role of General Manager. Jack is one of the most dynamic and culturally insightful marketing executives in the industry today. His natural ability to understand artist positioning, narrative and the streaming ecosystem, make him an invaluable asset to our artists and the Parlophone label. With Jack’s increased responsibility over our artist campaigns, we look forward to continuing to break new acts and becoming an increasingly important music company and partner for our artists”

Jack added: “It’s an honour to step up into this role and I’d like to thank Nick and Mitch for giving me this huge opportunity. Parlophone is known for its unorthodox and boundary breaking artists and I want to continue delivering great results for them while contributing to the growth and success of our label.”  

Parlophone also announced four key hires which will strengthen its A&R team. Arina Logacheva,  Molly McNulty and Seb Smith have been appointed as Senior A&R Managers, while Jason Ngimbi has been brought in as a Junior A&R Manager.

Arina joins from Universal Music, where she was a Senior A&R Manager based in Germany working across Virgin Records, Polydor and Island Records, and had huge success with signings such as Medusa and Sophie and the Giants . Molly moves to Parlophone after seven years at Kobalt Music Publishing, where she was most recently a Senior A&R Manager, signing acts such as Cat Burns, Knucks and Sam Fender. Seb joins Parlophone from Believe Music where he signed Knucks, Sainte and Nia Archives. Jason joins as a Junior A&R manager from BMG.

Speaking on the appointments, Nick Burgess said: “Bringing in Arina, Molly, Seb and Jason re-affirms our belief that A&R is more vital than ever to Parlophone. Each one of them is an inspiring A&R, with excellent taste and a depth of musical knowledge that will bring an abundance of diverse and vibrant energy to the label. They will be fundamental in helping us to continue our mission to be at the forefront of signing and breaking culturally exciting artists.”

Parlophone has also promoted Grace O’Neill and Sam Palm, to Head of Radio and Head of Insight, respectively. Grace transferred to Parlophone from Warner Music Australia in 2019, where she was Head of Radio and has been a key figure in breaking acts such as Ashnikko, Diplo, PinkPantheress and Sam Ryder, amongst many others, at UK radio.

Sam will now oversee the newly created Insight department, where he will augment the work he’s been currently doing as the label’s Streaming Lead, by incorporating more extensive audience data to provide the label with increased expert analysis and value to artists’ campaigns. Both Grace and Sam will report to Jack Melhuish.