Universal Republic And Island Def Jam Appoint Ivan Gavin As COO
November 7, 2011 at 7:37 AM (PT)
UNIVERSAL REPUBLIC & ISLAND DEF JAM, a division of UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP (UMG), has appointed IVAN GAVIN to the newly-created position of COO, it was announced today by Chairman/CEO BARRY WEISS.
"Having worked with IVAN for many years at JIVE and then JIVE/RCA, I'm confident that his unique combination of record label, financial and operational experience have made him ideally suited to help me address the unique challenges and the array of opportunities we face in the music business today," said WEISS. "We’re delighted to have an executive of his caliber join us."
"It’s a privilege to not only be working alongside BARRY again, but to be joining a label group with such a deep commitment to talent and innovation," added GAVIN. "As a result, our labels are uniquely poised to drive change in our business with all the key ingredients, from a dynamic roster of talent and a second-to-none team of executives, to a clear strategy for growth."