Managing Director, Island (IT)
Jacopo Pesce (1983) is the head of Island Records at Universal Music Italia and is the youngest person in Italy to hold such a position. After completing his degree in Sciences and Technology of Music Communications, he began his carrier as a Promotion Manager (2008), handling radio and TV promotion for big artists from the Italian music scene and, starting in 2011, the international music scene. He has been in the A&R division since 2012, seeking out new artists and organising album recording sessions, thus boosting recognition for a number of figures in Italian rap, including Fabri Fibra, Guè Pequeno and Sfera Ebbasta. In 2016 he became the artistic director at Universal Music Italia and in 2018, following the reorganisation of the company’s pop frontline, he was appointed Director of Island Records, leading the artistic, marketing and promotion team for Italian and international artists.
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