Jason Iley, Chairman and CEO of Sony Music UK & Ireland, has been awarded an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.
Iley joins the Members of the Order of the British Empire, and is recognised for his providers to music and charity.
Said Iley: “Receiving this honour for working in an industry I love so much is a total privilege and beyond any expectation I could have had.
“I am immensely grateful to have worked with some of the most talented artists in the world and this is truly a career highlight.
“I’m proud to work in an industry that has such a profound influence on culture and creativity around the world.”
Other music business figures to obtain gongs in the Queen’s Birthday Honours at present (October 9) embody Joan Armatrading (CBE, including to her current MBE), Dylan Mills aka Dizzee Rascal (MBE), ELO’s Jeff Lynne (OBE), bassist Yolanda Charles (MBE), PPL Chairman John Smith (OBE) and the founding father of the Blue Horizon label, Mike Vernon (MBE).
Jason Iley began his profession in music at Sony in London in 1994, earlier than becoming a member of Universal’s Polydor after which Island Records.
In 2005 he was named Managing Director of Mercury Records, earlier than being promoted to the label’s President.
“I am immensely grateful to have worked with some of the most talented artists in the world and this is truly a career highlight.”
Jason Iley, Sony Music
At Mercury, he labored with the likes of Elton John, Rihanna, Paul McCartney, Jay Z, Kanye West, Mariah Carey, Bon Jovi, Arcade Fire and Metallica.
He additionally labored carefully with U2, who adopted Iley from Island to Mercury.
In 2013, Iley was named President of Roc Nation Records in New York, becoming a member of forces with Jay Z.
The following yr, Iley acquired a suggestion he couldn’t refuse – taking on as Chairman and CEO of Sony Music UK again in London.
Since then, Iley has overseen successes at Sony Music UK labels through home and worldwide artists equivalent to Rag N Bone Man, J Hus, Calvin Harris, Headie One, George Ezra, Pink, Travis Scott, Beyoncé and lots of extra.
Iley was Chairman of the BRITs Committee from 2017-2019, taking accountability for the BRIT Awards.
Under the exec’s management, each Sony and the BRIT Awards have partnered carefully with psychological well being charity Mind.
Today, each senior government at Sony Music UK has been educated in managing psychological well being points via partnerships with Mind and Young Minds.
Iley performed an instrumental position in Sony Music’s 2016 acquisition of historic British dance label, Ministry of Sound Recordings.
Under Iley, Sony Music UK has additionally introduced Black Butter, Relentless, Since ’93 and Insanity Records into its household of labels.Music Business Worldwide