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Emma Quigley

Head of Music & Entertainment

PepsiCo

NEW YORK, USA // With a wealth of music industry expertise, Emma Quigley joined PepsiCo as Head Of Music & Entertainment in September 2014 – Emma’s focus is to continue to evolve and grow the brand’s storied relationship with music and within pop culture – Empire, Super Bowl, multiple music campaigns, commercial artist integrations and retail programs are just a few of her highlights to date.

Emma began her career in the UK working for independent labels Acid Jazz and Independiente, holding the role of, Head Of International, at both labels - During that time, Emma played a critical role in creating a new global cultural movement by the creation of the Acid Jazz brand and was a key member of the team working with Travis, who’s album “ The Man Who” is one the biggest selling albums of all time in the UK. In early 2001 Emma moved to Universal Music, initially as a consultant for Polydor Records, and then as, Senior Director, at UMGI for the Island Def Jam label, directly responsible for some of the best selling albums globally during that time. 

In 2003 Emma moved across the pond to begin her new role as, Vice President Marketing, for 19 Entertainment. Emma was a core part of the team that transformed the way people viewed television in North America, American Idol became one of the most successful shows in the history of American television, and created groundbreaking viewer engagement and brand integrations. From 2009 to 2014, Emma held the position of, Vice President Global Priorities, at EMI Records / Capitol Music Group, creating global success stories for her artists, selling millions of records in the process. Throughout her career, Emma has worked with and achieved great success with an impressive roster of artists including: U2, Jay–Z, Lady Antebellum, Snoop Dogg, Katy Perry, Kelly Clarkson, Mariah Carey, Bon Jovi, George Michael,  Lionel Richie, Travis, LL Cool J, The Bee Gees and Thirty Seconds To Mars.