UMG Promotes Joe Putnam To VP, Names Michelle Tyrell To Northeast
August 19, 2010 at 10:21 AM (PT)
UNIVERSAL MUSIC NASHVILLE SVP/Promotion ROYCE RISSER has announced the promotion of one staffer and the appointment of another. MCA Dir./Promotion/Northeast JOE PUTNAM has been promoted to VP/National Promotion, as MICHELLE TYRELL, formerly of LYRIC STREET/NASHVILLE, will be PUTNAM’s replacement in the Northeast for MCA.
In his new role, Mr. Putnam will work with both the MCA and MERCURY labels and will report to ROYCE RISSER.
“JOE has risen through the ranks to become one of the most reliable promotion execs in our company,” said RISSER. “He has become an integral go-to player at MCA, and he is always the one you depend on during challenging situations. His relationships and instincts are second to none, and I am absolutely confident he will transition into this expanded role with ease.”
MICHELLE TYRELL will report to MCA VP/Promotion VAN HAZE.
On TYRELL’s appointment, RISSER commented: “MICHELLE’s passion, work ethic, personality, and her slew of PD/MD fans will be a welcome addition to our staff. We are proud to make her the newest member of Team UMG.
In a comment to ALL ACCESS, RISSER noted that PUTNAM's position is newly created.