Tom Corson Takes Over As RCA EVP/GM
May 17, 2007 at 3:12 PM (PT)
Following the appointment of RICHARD SANDERS as SONY BMG Head of Global Marketing (see story above), TOM CORSON has been tapped as Exec. VP of RCA MUSIC GROUP. CORSON was Exec. VP/GM of J/ARISTA RECORDS for three years. In addition to overseeing marketing, publicity, sales, international, video and operations for J/ARISTA, the NEW YORK-based CORSON will now expand his responsibilities to include RCA RECORDS.
"TOM has proven himself to be an outstanding executive," said BMG LABEL GROUP Chairman/CEO CLIVE DAVIS, to whom CORSON continues to report. "He is a strong leader and a creative thinker, and he will continue to lead his expanded team to succeed on all the artists' behalf."
Tom has proven himself to be an outstanding executive.
CORSON was in the initial group of senior executives who participated in the launch of J RECORDS as a major label in 2000, beginning as Exec. VP/Worldwide Marketing & Sales. Previously he was Sr. VP/Worldwide Marketing & Sales at ARISTA and before that was Sr. VP/Marketing for COLUMBIA RECORDS.
CHARLES GOLDSTUCK said, "TOM's ability to understand and anticipate the marketplace has been invaluable to J/ARISTA and its artists. I know that he will take his larger role head on and will be tireless in his efforts to continue the successes of RCA MUSIC GROUP's roster of great artists."
CORSON said, "It has been such a privilege to work side by side with CLIVE DAVIS and CHARLES GOLDSTUCK and an honor to work with the artists on J/ARISTA RECORDS. I look forward to the new challenges ahead, and I'm delighted to work with the incomparable artists and executives at RCA, a label with an incredible legacy, a successful present and a bright future."