UMG Expands Global Digital Team With Promotion Of Simon Watt
September 15, 2011 at 8:00 AM (PT)
Continuing with the expansion of its global digital operation, UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP has promoted SIMON WATT to Head of Technology/GLOBAL DIGITAL GROUP, it was announced today by GLOBAL DIGITAL BUSINESS Pres. ROB WELLS, to whom WATT reports. Formerly, WATT served as VP/Technology for UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP INTERNATIONAL.
"As the demand for digital music continues to grow, we are committed to working with those innovative companies in bringing new and dynamic services to fans everywhere," stated WELLS. "And having a results-driven executive of SIMON’s caliber and experience lead our technology group demonstrates that we've got the best talent in place to maximize many of these opportunities in the current marketplace."
"This is an exciting time for music and technology and I am truly grateful to ROB for the opportunity to play an even larger role in shaping our digital business," added WATT. "We have taken a more progressive approach to working with our technology partners, while at the same time, being very responsive to what our artists, consumers and retailers want. We are determined to help create, support and nurture the very best services in the world for fans and artists alike."