Francis Keeling Rises At UMG
March 7, 2012 at 3:50 AM (PT)
UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP has upped FRANCIS KEELING to Global Head Of Digital Business. The appointment was announced by UMG Global Digital Business Pres. ROB WELLS, to whom KEELING reports. KEELING was previously VP/Digital at UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP INTERNATIONAL for the past three years, reports MUSICWEEK.COM.
"FRANCIS is by far the best at what he does in the entire global music industry," said WELLS. "He is expert at finding the commercial viability in any new business model or in an existing model that needs to be finessed. He troubleshoots like a true entrepreneur, is a joy to work with, and continues to impress and inspire people who work alongside him."
KEELING said, "The internet is a global economy, and it is vital for UNIVERSAL MUSIC to have a global approach to licensing our partners, to encourage investment, new models and their international expansion. I am extremely excited to be leading this process to grow the digital business for UMG and our incredible roster of artists."