Nick Gatfield has left the turbulent company suddenly in a cloud of rumour. and boardroom intrigue. All Sony will say is: ‘It was an amicable decision for Nick to leave the company at this time. We wish him the best in his future endeavours.’
It sounds like a sacking. Nick was previously a big gun at both EMI and Universal, as EMI Music president of new music for North America and before that as head of Island Records.