Greg Thompson Heading Centralized EMI US Music Promotion Arm
April 24, 2008 at 8:17 AM (PT)
CAPITOL MUSIC GROUP EVP/Promotion GREG THOMPSON is now overseeing a centralized promotion department for CAPITOL and VIRGIN, along with labels such as BLUE NOTE, ASTRALWERKS/CAROLINE in his new role as EMI US EVP/Promotion. He reports to CAPITOL MUSIC GROUP President LEE TRINK.
The philosophy is that this centralized promotion effort headed by THOMPSON, overseeing all aspects of radio and video promotion, will be better able to utilize everyone's efforts as part of the same team.
As a result of the consolidation of the CAPITOL and VIRGIN staffs into this centralized unit, VIRGIN RECORDS VP/Pop Promotion DAVE REYNOLDS exits. Reach him at (917) 584-5556 or email@example.com. Also exiting the NEW YORK offices are Sr. Dir./Promotion Operations JORDAN ROSENBLATT. Find him at (917) 572-0938, or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
And, VIRGIN's BOSTON-based promo rep JAMES McDONALD is out after nearly eight years with the label. Get to him at (617) 335-9123, or email@example.com.
From the CAPITOL side, PHILLY rep ED PINKA exits, as does Top 40/Rhythmic Dir./Crossover Promotion GLENN AURE. Get to ED at firstname.lastname@example.org or (215) 688 6717. ATLANTA/FLORIDA Regional RIC AUSTIN is out. Find him at (407) 658-5845, cell (407) 497-3563, or email@example.com. Also leaving CAPITOL is CHICAGO rep AMY KAPLAN, SAN-FRANCISCO/PAC NW rep GEOFF DeWILDE, and DALLAS-based rep MARK BURGER. Find him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Leaving from CAROLINE/ASTRALWERKS is Nat'l Dir./Rock Promot MIKE JAKUBOW, Nat'l AAA goddess JENNI SPERANDEO, Mid-Atlantic promo veteran TOM BOBACK, North-West Regional HOLLY MCCORMACK (206-213-5048 or HollyMac45@comcast.net), and Mid-West Regional JASON GREENBERG.
And, from BLUE NOTE/MANHATTAN, AAA Nat'l Promotion Dir. JASON FISHER exits.