BMG Merges RCA And Zomba's International And Sales Depts.
August 30, 2007 at 10:43 AM (PT)
RCA MUSIC GROUP and ZOMBA LABEL GROUP have combined their International and Sales departments for the BMG LABEL GROUP. ZOMBALABEL GROUP SVP/International JOHN FLECKENSTEIN has been named SVP/International; he will oversee international affairs for all the RCA MUSIC GROUP and ZOMBA LABEL GROUP artists.
ZOMBA SVP/Sales BOB ANDERSON and RCA MUSIC GROUP SVP/Sales KEVIN TWITCHELL will lead the new BMG Label Group Sales department, combining field marketing, digital sales and support efforts for all RCA MUSIC GROUP and ZOMBA LABEL GROUP artists.
"JOHN's extensive experience in the international market, especially in dealing with both established and new artists makes this position ideally suited to him," stated BMG NORTH AMERICA Pres./CEO CHARLES GOLDSTUCK. "Having worked for both ARISTA and ZOMBA, he is intimately familiar with the entire BMG roster. Both KEVIN and BOB's commitment, knowledge, and experience have been vital to our success, and their expanded roles are well-deserved. Broadening their responsibilities and combining their talent will maximize positioning for the entire BMG roster in the marketplace."
"Both JOHN and BOB have been an integral part of ZOMBA's success and their newly expanded roles within BMG are well deserved," ZOMBA LABEL GROUP Pres./CEO BARRY WEISS said. "JOHN's exceptional knowledge of the international landscape along with his strong marketing skills and relationships will allow him to continue to develop and position BMG artists as world-wide superstars and global brands. BOB's expertise in sales and entrepreneurial spirit have kept the ZOMBA LABEL GROUP at the forefront of a constantly shifting marketplace, and partnered with KEVIN's vast knowledge and experience, their combined leadership will be extremely beneficial to BMG's amazing stable of established and emerging artists."