Robert Smith Appointed GM Of Verve Music Group
May 3, 2012 at 8:08 AM (PT)
VERVE MUSIC GROUP has appointed marketing veteran ROBERT SMITH as GM. The announcement was made Chairman DAVID FOSTER, to whom he reports. SMITH will be based in SANTA MONICA. Prior to joining VERVE, SMITH served as SVP/A&R for CONCORD MUSIC GROUP.
"As we continue to expand VERVE into the adult contemporary and pop music markets, ROBERT is the perfect choice to oversee our day-to-day operations," stated FOSTER. "He possesses a real track record of success and his marketing talents are among the most innovative and forward thinking in the industry."
"I'm thrilled to have the opportunity to work with DAVID FOSTER, one of the industry's most talented and creative producers, in expanding the VERVE label," commented SMITH. "I'd like to thank CONCORD and the amazing, legendary artists I had the chance to work with there. We were fortunate to be able to implement creative marketing initiatives to further feature our artists in non-traditional areas of media and retail, ideas which I hope to expand upon at VERVE."