UMPG/Canada Names Adam Fujiki Dir. Creative/A&R
November 8, 2016 at 3:36 AM (PT)
UNIVERSAL MUSIC PUBLISHING GROUP (UMPG) has tapped Canadian A&R/creative executive ADAM FUJIKI to head the company’s publishing operation in CANADA as Dir./Creative/A&R, effective immediately. He succeeds SHAWN MARINO, who segues to the label side as VP/A&R at UNIVERSAL MUSIC CANADA.
“We are incredibly excited to have ADAM FUJIKI join our UNIVERSAL MUSIC PUBLISHING family," UMPG Pres./NORTH AMERICA EVAN LAMBERG said. "He is one of the most songwriter and artist friendly creative executives I have met in a long time. I want to thank DOC MCKINNEY for the introduction to ADAM. I also want to thank SHAWN MARINO for his years of great contributions to our company. We are incredibly happy he will be staying in the UNIVERSAL family and working with JEFFREY REMEDIOS, who has been such a great partner since joining UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP CANADA.”
“Having known ADAM from afar for years, I’m looking forward to working closely together," UNIVERSAL MUSIC CANADA Pres./CEO JEFFREY REMEDIOS said. "His creative instincts and energies will support and match our culture. Canadian songwriters and producers have never been more ascendant –- and artists are at the center of who we are as a company. This is no less true in label-side A&R, where SHAWN will continue to prove a valued executive and champion of homegrown talent. I’ve enjoyed the process and product of our relationship this past year and confidently expect that to continue in our new capacity.”
“I’m grateful to EVAN LAMBERG for the opportunity to join this world-class team and very excited to be a part of UMPG and the UNIVERSAL MUSIC family,' FUJIKI said. "CANADA has proven to cultivate some of the most successful, influential and respected artists, producers and songwriters in the world. I’m excited to work alongside JEFFREY REMEDIOS and SHAWN MARINO, and honored to be in the position to develop and nurture a new generation of Canadian creatives.”
“I’ve enjoyed an immensely rewarding experience at UMPG and am proud to entrust our amazing roster of talent into the sure hands of ADAM," MARINO said. "I’m energized by the A&R responsibilities that lie ahead, working with our unparalleled team in continuing to develop and break the best artists in CANADA.”