Roxy Meade, music and entertainment group BMG’s first head of
corporate communications, has been made redundant eight months after
Meade was told by chairman John Preston that her role was no longer
She was hired last June to manage communication with the company’s 500
employees and build BMG’s corporate image. At the time she said she
would represent BMG on a ’trade and City media level.’
Corporate PR will now be split between the PR chiefs at BMG’s two main
record labels. Chris Carr replaced Meade as head of press at Arista
Records, while RCA Records is close to appointing Amy Howard to the
Meade is a well-established music specialist with 17 years
She formerly spent 16 months at Arista after leaving entertainment PR
agency Poole Edwards.
Prior to that she was a co-founder of Lipsey Meade with Judy Lipsey,
later to become Scott Riseman Lipsey Meade. She has continued to work
for one of Lipsey Meade’s first big clients Whitney Houston.
BMG International UK and Ireland is the national subsidiary of
Bertelsmann Music Group, a German owned company which has over 200 music
labels in 40 countries. This includes UK dance label Deconstruction and
classical music specialist BMG Conifer.