Columbia Ups Lee Leipsner To SVP/Promotion
September 29, 2010 at 8:45 AM (PT)
COLUMBIA RECORDS has promoted SVP/Pop Promotion LEE LEIPSNER to SVP/Promotion. In this new post, LEIPSNER will oversee the day-to-day operations of the label promotion and video departments, with Pop, Rock/Alternative, Hot AC, Urban and Rhythm formats reporting directly to him, as well as establishing the priorities at each format.
"LEE is recognized as one of the top promotion executives in the music business," label Chairman STEVE BARNETT said. "During his years with COLUMBIA, LEE has proven invaluable in leading the promotion team to break our new artists as well as taking our superstar acts to the next level. I congratulate LEE on this well-deserved promotion."
"I would like to extend my heartfelt thanks to STEVE BARNETT and ROB STRINGER for their continued belief in me, always playing to my strengths, and allowing me to remain truly connected with radio and my relationships," LEIPSNER said. "But I couldn't do my job without the incredible music and artists on COLUMBIA RECORDS, as well as the people who make up the label, and especially my staff. I couldn't be surrounded by a better team of music professionals."