Joseph Oerke Promoted To VP Deutsche Grammophon & Decca Classics/U.S.
November 11, 2010 at 7:44 AM (PT)
JOSEPH OERKE has been promoted to VP of DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON & DECCA CLASSICS, U.S., it was announced TODAY (11/11) by DECCA LABEL GROUP GM PAUL FOLEY and UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP INTERNATIONAL SVP/Classical A&R COSTA PILAVACHI, OERKE will report to FOLEY, and work closely with PILAVACHI. Formerly, he served as Associate Dir./Classics, for the company.
"JOSEPH is ready to assume this new responsibility," stated FOLEY. "He has proven that he has the drive and vision to lead the U.S. classical team."
"As a bright, talented and focused executive, JOSEPH brings renewed energy and commitment to our classical business in the U.S.," commented PILAVACHI.
"Now is a challenging time in the recording industry; with challenge, though, comes immense opportunity for innovation," added OERKE. "I am very excited for the chance to work with artists, managers and presenters and to continue the tremendous legacy of the DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON and DECCA labels while addressing the unique demands of the U.S. market."