UMGD Ups Candace Berry To EVP/GM Of UMD
May 23, 2011 at 11:14 AM (PT)
UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP DISTRIBUTION (UMGD) has promoted CANDACE BERRY to EVP/GM of UNIVERSAL MUSIC DISTRIBUTION (UMD). Previously EVP/Sales and Marketing, BERRY will be responsible for managing UMGD’s physical and digital distribution businesses and working closely with UNIVERSAL MUSIC’s family of labels and operating companies. She will lead the sales efforts with APPLE, AMAZON, WAL-MART, BEST BUY, TARGET, VEVO and RHAPSODY, among many others.
"Since joining our company, CANDACE has shown her expertise in developing creative, successful sales initiatives that have been marked by real innovation and enhanced revenues for our artists and labels," UMGD Pres./CEO JIM URIE said. "As we continue to expand our reach even further into the digital marketplace, seeking out more opportunities for our artists and business partners across multiple online, mobile and social media sales platforms, CANDACE’s leadership and strategic thinking will play an important role."
"By offering the most extensive suite of services in the business, along with a roster of artists and an executive team that are second to none, UMGD is best positioned to take full advantage of the many new opportunities emerging in this challenging marketplace," BERRY said. "I am grateful to JIM for this new role, and for the opportunity to work with our team to discover new ways to distribute our artists’ music and offer our artists and partners the best ways to reach consumers."