Cynthia Sexton Appointed EVP/Branding And Licensing For Universal Republic & Island Def Jam Music Group
April 23, 2012 at 8:04 AM (PT)
CYNTHIA SEXTON has been appointed EVP/Branding and Licensing for UNIVERSAL REPUBLIC RECORDS and ISLAND DEF JAM MUSIC GROUP. The announcement was made today by COO IVAN GAVIN, to whom SEXTON will report. SEXTON will be based in UMG's SANTA MONICA offices.
"We are thrilled to have an executive of CYNTHIA's caliber join us," stated GAVIN. "She is one of the original architects of branding and licensing in the music industry and we are looking forward to having her exceptional skill set and contacts put our labels and artists at the top of the list for creative partnerships."
"We are blessed to be involved with the most premiere roster of artists in the world and they deserve the kind of service that CYNTHIA will provide," said Chairman/CEO BARRY WEISS. "We are thrilled to have her on board."
"UNIVERSAL REPUBLIC and ISLAND DEF JAM are home to the industry's most important and hottest artists," commented SEXTON. "I’d like to thank IVAN for giving me this opportunity and having the vision to continue to build this growing sector of the music industry."