Fontana Names Ron Spaulding EVP/GM
November 9, 2007 at 10:51 AM (PT)
UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP DISTRIBUTION (UMGD) indie arm FONTANA has appointed RON SPAULDING EVP/GM. Previously, SPAULDING was EVP/GM of ASYLUM and EASTWEST RECORDS. He was also SVP/Sales at WEA DISTRIBUTION.
"FONTANA has grown by leaps and bounds since its inception just under two years ago," stated UMGS Pres. JIM URIE. "So we weren't going to trust its leadership to just anyone. With RON, we have a respected, experienced creative executive with a proven track record of building companies. We are confident that he will continue to build on FONTANA’s position as the go-to independent distributor for savvy labels."
"JIM and I have wanted to work together for some time," added SPAULDING. "So this is just a great opportunity. FONTANA has established itself as an artist and label friendly distributor, one that is uniquely positioned in the independent marketplace -- able to leverage the strengths of UMGD while remaining true to the independent spirit. I am looking forward to working with JIM, an incredible team, and our partners to expand on their success even further."