Former UMG International Head Max Hole Named Metropolis Non-Executive Chairman
November 21, 2016 at 4:12 AM (PT)
Former UMG INTERNATIONAL Chairman/CEO MAX HOLE has been named Non-Executive Chairman Of METROPOLIS, the state-of-the-art recording and music facility. He will join the board, assisting the company on strategic issues, across music and entertainment alliances.
MAX HOLE was responsible for the operations of UNIVERSAL MUSIC's territories and regions worldwide excluding U.S. Joining UMGI in 1998 as SVP Marketing and A&R, in 2004 he advanced to EVP. In 2010 he was appointed COO, and assumed the role of Chairman/CEO shortly after.
MAX has been closely involved with the careers of artists including BON JOVI, ENRIQUE IGLESIAS, ANDREA BOCELLI, LIONEL RICHIE, STING, QUEEN, TAYLOR SWIFT and THE EAGLES.
“I am absolutely thrilled MAX is joining the board here at METROPOLIS," METROPOLIS STUDIOS CEO IAN BRENCHLEY said. "We are at an exciting juncture for the company as our portfolio of businesses across production, management, publishing and labels have diversified cementing our ethos as a truly progressive and 360 music company. To have MAX share our vision and enthusiasm is a real privilege”.
“I'm very fortunate to have spent my life involved in many different aspects of the music business and having traveled extensively around the world," MAX HOLE said. "I love my new opportunity of helping the wonderful business built by CEO Ian and his team at METROPOLIS. It's a remarkable model that I find really exciting that is the basis of us building all aspects of managing, recording, publishing and breaking artists in the future”.
In a career that has involved artist management and record producing, MAX joined WARNER MUSIC in 1982 as A&R Manager progressing to MD of WEA RECORDS and in 1990 founding Managing Director of EAST WEST RECORDS before joining UMG in 1998.
He is also on the board of the BRIT TRUST.