Close-Up: 24 Hours with ... Tracie London-Rowell, Universal Music Group

Name: Tracie London-Rowell Job: Director of film, TV and advertising, Universal Music Group Professional mission: To be the best Personal mantra: Do you have that in pink?

7.30am Wake up, haul myself downstairs for breakfast with my husband, David, then walk around the park with my dog, Pele.

9.00am David drives me to Universal: he works in the music industry too, but we try not to talk too much shop.

9.30am Meeting with Marc Robinson (my right-hand man) where we discuss today's plan, which will get completely changed as usual.

10.00am Meeting with Jason Iley, the managing director of Mercury Records. I represent all of the Universal labels - Mercury, Polydor, Island, UMTV and Classics/Jazz and have regular meetings with the MDs to discuss artist activity.

11.00am Meet Bill Holland, the managing director of Classics/Jazz.

11.30am Unscheduled meeting with Lucian Grainge, the Universal chairman. Universal presents a yearly conference to showcase our artists and new releases. We discuss the artists performing, as I am bringing a number of contacts from advertising to this event.

1.00pm Lunch with Caroline Pay, the Bartle Bogle Hegarty creative.

2.30pm Meeting with Asif Ahmed, manager of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. We talk about the band's forthcoming album and possible advertising opportunities. The band are particular with their music, but did approve a Brylcreem commercial last year - so never say never.

4.00pm Start work on an ad music brief. We get at least two a day, but some days as many as ten.

5.00pm Meeting with Peter Loraine, the marketing director for Polydor. Its roster is fantastic and includes some of my favourite artists: Snow Patrol, Kaiser Chiefs and Scissor Sisters. Today we are talking about the new Ms Dynamite album, due for an autumn release.

6.00pm While up at Polydor, I meet David Joseph and Colin Barlow - joint MDs and the geniuses behind Polydor. They play me tracks from their new signing, Vittorio.

7.15pm Launch party for the new Island Records band, Lovebites. As usual, we have brought a number of contacts with us. The band plays four tracks and then the event turns into a rollerdisco. Never dull.

11.30pm Back home. I've got the best job in the world and I love it dearly, but happiness is home, husband and dog.

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