UMG Nashville Makes Changes Official
October 29, 2012 at 10:13 AM (PT)
As reported in ALL ACCESS on FRIDAY (NET NEWS 10/26), restructuring at UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP/NASHVILLE has taken place, with the official announcement TODAY (10/29), from Chairman/CEO MIKE DUNGAN. The changes follow UMG’S acquisition of CAPITOL/EMI NASHVILLE.
Each of these appointments will report to DUNGAN: Former CAPITOL SVP/COO, TOM BECCI, will assume the same post at UMG. UMG SVP of A&R, BRIAN WRIGHT will continue as SVP/Head Of A&R for the UMG Group, Former CAPITOL SVP Marketing, CINDY MABE, will assume broad based responsibility as SVP Marketing at UMG.
UMG SVP/Head Of Promotion, ROYCE RISSER, will oversee all promotion efforts in the new UMG four-imprint structure, which includes MERCURY, MCA, EMI and CAPITOL.
"Our new company embodies the very best of both Universal and EMI," said MIKE DUNGAN. "The integration of these two great companies presents a rare opportunity to create a NASHVILLE-based music entertainment organization that is well positioned for creative innovation and profitable growth.”
“TOM, BRIAN, CINDY and ROYCE represent the very best in creative leadership and business management,” added DUNGAN. “Throughout each of their careers, they have displayed a real track record of success and innovation, and will play a key role in ensuring the smoothest possible transition for everyone involved. I have no doubt that they will help us maintain our position as the world’s leading country music company for years to come.”
Additional management appointments are as follows: CAPITOL SVP Promotion STEVE HODGES will now assume responsibility for the CAPITOL promotion team, MERCURY RECORDS VP Promotion DAMON MOBERLY and MCA RECORDS VP Promotion VAN HAZE, will continue in their respective roles, JIMMY RECTOR has been appointed VP EMI RECORDS Promotion, UMG VP Radio Marketing, KATIE DEAN, will continue in that role for all four labels, CAPITOL VP SHANE ALLEN will now become UMG VP Promotion for all four labels, LORI CHRISTIAN has been appointed UMG VP Media Marketing, and DAWN GATES has been appointed UMG VP Digital Marketing.