Sony Music UK has promoted Dipesh Parmar to president of Ministry of Sound Recordings, effective Monday (June 1).
Parmar has served as managing director of the venerable dance music label since it was acquired by Sony Music in 2016. During that time, and under the leadership of David Dollimore — who previously served as president of both RCA UK and Ministry of Sound — he has helped develop and launch the careers of artists like Sigala, DJ Fresh and London Grammar, and integrated playlisting and compilations into the frontline label’s strategy.
In his new role, Parmar will report directly to Sony Music UK and Ireland chairman/CEO Jason Iley. Dollimore remains president of RCA UK.
“I’ve been at Ministry of Sound all my adult life, starting as work experience almost twenty years ago, and I couldn’t be more excited to now lead this iconic label I’ve grown up in,” Parmar said. “Three decades since its inception, the Ministry brand and team has gone from strength to strength, our roster is the strongest it’s ever been and I’m looking forward to driving the label forward.”
Added Iley: “Dipesh delivers time and again and is hugely respected across the music industry. Within the label he has cultivated a team of dynamic and ambitious executives and their energy filters through the whole company. Under David and Dipesh’s leadership, Ministry of Sound has grown exponentially, and I have no doubt that Dipesh will continue that evolution as he takes the reins.”
David Dollimore said: “Ministry of Sound Recordings has reached new heights in recent years and I’m delighted to see Dipesh recognised for his huge contribution to the label. He is a great friend and colleague and will be a brilliant president.”
Ministry of Sound is also the UK home for Doja Cat, Oliver Heldens, Tate McRae and Joey Bada$$. The label has achieved eight platinum-plus selling singles since the Sony acquisition, including Riton and Oliver Heldens’ “Turn Me On,” Regard’s “Ride It,” Doja Cat’s “Say So” and Saint JHN’s “Roses,” which reached No. 1 on the official U.K. charts.