UMPG Ups Jessica Rivera To SVP/Co-Head, East Coast Operations
June 12, 2012 at 3:25 PM (PT)
UNIVERSAL MUSIC PUBLISHING GROUP (UMPG) has promoted JESSICA RIVERA to SVP/Co-Head of East Coast Operations. Previously, she was VP/Creative, Urban Music, East Coast.
"As co-head, JESSICA steps up to a new role of becoming a leader of our East Coast office. This new position validates her many accomplishments and growth into a remarkable executive," UMPG EVP/Head of Urban Music ETHIOPIA HABTEMARIAM said. "JESSICA’s proven track record as a hit-driven creative executive with a talent for nurturing and developing songwriters, combined with her great relationships both within the industry and within our company and affiliated labels, makes her the ideal choice to co-head UMPG’s NEW YORK efforts."
"JESSICA’s appointment sends a strong message to the creative community that UMPG’s NEW YORK offices are connecting with writers in a way a great music publisher should and that we are committed to taking a leadership position in terms of client service, making sure that our presence is felt and our writers are given our full attention," UMPG EVP/Head of Pop & Rock Music MONTI OLSON said. "JESSICA works tirelessly to introduce new music and talent to the industry."
"I am grateful to MONTI and ETHIOPIA for this opportunity and the trust they have shown in me. I look forward to continuing to work with and learn from [UMPG NORTH AMERICA Pres.] EVAN LAMBERG who has been a great mentor," RIVERA said. "I am excited to help lead our EAST COAST office and continuing to creatively guide and support our songwriters alongside this amazing team at UMPG."