David Joseph Appointed Chairman of BRITs Committee

15 March 2010 – David Joseph, Universal Music UK Chairman and CEO has been appointed as Chairman of the BRITs Committee, taking on the responsibility of organising the UK’s biggest and most successful awards show.

David succeeds Ged Doherty, Sony Music UK Chairman and CEO, who for the last three years has successfully steered the BRIT Awards show through to its 30th Anniversary show in February 2010.

The BRITs Committee oversees the creative direction of the BRITs show each year, with responsibility for the Voting Academy, deciding Awards Categories, driving the media campaign and managing artist bookings, amongst other things. David Joseph will Chair the Committee for two years, during which the show will enter its fourth decade.

David Joseph said: “Being entrusted with music’s biggest night of the year is a great privilege that I’m honoured to be taking on. I can't wait to get started and building on the great work Ged has done over the past three years.”

Handing over the Chairmanship, Ged Doherty commented: “It’s been a fantastic three years and I’ve loved every minute of it. The show is in great hands and I know David will do a fantastic job and take it to even greater heights.”

BPI Chairman Tony Wadsworth paid tribute to Ged’s stewardship of the Committee: “Leading the organising Committee for the UK’s biggest awards show is a mammoth task and our 30th Anniversary show was a huge success under Ged’s Chairmanship. We can't wait to see where David takes it next!”