Universal Promotes Taylor

Michael Taylor was appointed Executive VP of A&R at Universal Music and Island Records Australasia.

The one-time drummer started in New York with Maverick Recording and Epic Records. He moved to Australia to head A&R for Sony Music, signing hit makers Delta Goodrem, Pete Murray, Something For Kate, Killing Heidi and Paulini.

He moved to Universal Music to set up Island Records Australia in 2007, building a roster including Boy & Bear, Hilltop Hoods, Havana Brown, The McClymonts, Gin Wigmore, Maxi Priest, Clare Bowditch, The Redcoats, Brian McFadden and The Naked & Famous.