Miller, Craker Named To Posts At Sony BMG U.S. Masterworks
May 18, 2007 at 7:53 AM (PT)
SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT Pres. JOHN INGRASSIA has named ALEX MILLER GM of SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT's U.S. MASTERWORKS division. MILLER reports to INGRASSIA and is based in NEW YORK. Most recently MILLER served as SVP/Marketing & Sales for SONY BMG MASTERWORKS, where he developed and implemented marketing campaigns and sales initiatives for all of the SONY BMG MASTERWORKS artists and labels.
"With his extensive experience, expertise and knowledge, ALEX has become an invaluable part of our classical division," INGRASSIA said. "Informally ALEX has been at the helm of MASTERWORKS for the last year, and in the process he has steered our U.S. classical division to much success. As a result, it is a pleasure to announce a title that matches the leadership role that ALEX continues to play."
MILLER said, "The team at MASTERWORKS includes some of the most talented professionals I have ever worked with, and it is an honor and pleasure to be able to lead this impressive group. Together I know that we can play an important role in building the U.S. market for classical music."
Chris Craker Named SVP/GM At IRC
INGRASSIA also announced the creation of the SONY BMG MASTERWORKS International Repertoire Center (IRC), a new division that will serve as an A&R and artist development resource for the company’s classical divisions around the world. CHRIS CRAKER has been named SVP/GM of the International Repertoire Center. He will maintain offices in both NEW YORK and LONDON and report to INGRASSIA.
“CHRIS brings a rich portfolio of experience to his new role, as a record company executive, album producer, A&R director, and performer across EUROPE, the U.S. and throughout ASIA," said INGRASSIA. "He has an impeccable reputation and an exceptional record of chart successes in classical music as well as with jazz and pop projects. I’m thrilled that someone with his passion, knowledge and skills will be guiding the IRC as we identify key priority classical artists with global appeal, and extend their reach to territories around the world."