Mark Pitts Named President of Urban Music At Zomba
February 26, 2007 at 9:01 AM (PT)
ZOMBA LABEL GROUP Pres./CEO BARRY WEISS taps MARK PITTS to be Pres./Urban Music for the label group. PITTS will continue to be based in the company’s NEW YORK office.
Prior to this move, MARK served as SVP for the label. His tenure spans over 15 years. He joined ZOMBA in 2004 from ARISTA RECORDS, where he served as an A&R executive working with some of Urban music’s biggest stars, including USHER, CHRIS BROWN, CIARA, KELIS and ANTHONY HAMILTON .
“I’ve had the pleasure of working closely with MARK for the past three years.” said BARRY WEISS. “His ear for talent combined with his business sense is a rare combination that puts ZOMBA at a great advantage. I look forward to his continuing contributions to ZOMBA’s success.”
ZOMBA SVP/U.S. PETER THEA commented: “We’re extremely happy to give MARK this well-deserved promotion. I have yet to meet another person in this business with MARK’s energy, drive and determination. MARK is a highly talented executive with an entrepreneurial spirit that makes him an asset to our organization.”
“As much as I’ve been blessed with success, I am still a student of the game, learning every day,” said PITTS. “This new position will truly allow me to grow and further bring my vision to ZOMBA ’s Urban acts in all areas.”