UMG Publishing Absorbs BMG Staff
August 20, 2007 at 5:59 PM (PT)
UNIVERSAL MUSIC PUBLISHING GROUP (UMPG) Chairman/CEO DAVID RENZER has made several senior executive appointments for the company’s LOS ANGELES and NEW YORK Creative, Business Affairs, and Film & Television departments.
Former BMG executives joining UMPG’s NEW YORK offices include DAVID MANTEL as EVP/East Coast; JENNIFER BLAKEMAN as SVP/Creative; JASON BOYARSKI as VP/Legal & Business Affairs; Deborah Keegan as Sr. Dir./Legal & Business Affairs; JESSICA RIVERA and PETER VISVARDIS as Dirs./Creative; and ANNE WALL as Dir./Film & TV Music Licensing
Former BMG executives joining UMPG’s LOS ANGELES offices include MONTI OLSONAS VP/A&R; MICHELLE BELCHER as Sr. Dir./Film & TV; BRAD AARONS as Dir./Creative and ANDREA TORCHIA as Sr. Dir./Creative.
"UMPG already has strong staffs in the Creative, Business Affairs, and Film & Television departments, and now we are further strengthening these departments with the addition of these fine executives from the former BMG/Zomba companies," stated RENZER. "With powerhouse teams in New York and Los Angeles, our mission in the coming months will be to build not just the biggest publishing company in the world, but the best. These executives will play a pivotal role as we take the newly combined company to even greater heights."
In addition, BMG Songs Pres. SCOTT FRANCIS exits.