SME Names Jeff Walker EVP/Head of Biz And Legal Affairs
March 30, 2010 at 4:20 PM (PT)
SONY MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT has appointed JEFF WALKER has been named EVP and head of Business and Legal Affairs for global digital business/U.S. sales. At the same time, MARK EISENBERG exits from an identical post.
WALKER will be responsible for the Business and Legal Affairs activities of SONY MUSIC's Global Digital Business (GDB) group on a worldwide basis, leading its Business and Legal Affairs team in negotiating distribution, licensing and related agreements for SONY MUSIC across evolving distribution platforms and business models.
"We are excited to have JEFF join the Global Digital Business team," SME Pres./Global Digital Business, U.S. Sales and Corporate Strategy THOMAS HESSE said. "His rich history with SONY MUSIC and his extensive experience in working with artists and labels over the course of the last 20 years, 14 of which he has spent as a Head of Label Business & Legal Affairs, make him an ideal fit for this position. His experience and sensitivity to artist issues, as well as his relationship with artist representatives, will prove very complementary to GDB’s existing relationships."