SUNNY CHANG APPOINTED CHAIRMAN AND CEO GREATER CHINA
13 May 2013 – Sunny Chang has been appointed Chairman and CEO Greater China, Universal Music it was announced today by George Ash, President Asia Pacific for Universal Music.
Previously Managing Director, Greater China, in his new role, Chang will oversee all of UMG’s Greater China operations including Taiwan and Hong Kong.
Sunny Chang is a highly experienced music executive with an extensive business and creative track record in the music industry as well as strong relationships with leading artists built up in his 33 years with Universal Music. He has been Managing Director of Universal Music Greater China since April 2008 where he has been responsible for driving the company’s success in the Mandarin-language dominated markets of China, Taiwan and Hong Kong. Prior to this Chang spent eight years as Managing Director of Universal Music Taiwan. He is an active member of the region’s music community and currently holds a number of senior roles in Taiwanese music organisations including Chairman of digital music joint venture Omusic and Vice Chairman of music industry association RIT and collecting society ARCO (where he was Chairman from 2005-2009).
Chang has enjoyed great success with domestic artists including Chinese superstars Jacky Cheung and Karen Mok as well as Hong Kong’s Eason Chan and American-born Mandopop singer Wilber Pan. Chang and his team have also been closely involved with the success of a multitude of international stars including Taylor Swift, Mumford and Sons, Lady GaGa, Of Monsters and Men, Black Eyed Peas, Andre Rieu, Rihanna, Jack Johnson, Nicki Minaj, Justin Bieber, Florence + the Machine, Frank Ocean, LMFAO and many more.
George Ash said: “In Greater China, Sunny has built one of the region’s most dynamic operations with a very strong roster of artists and an immensely talented team of people. I am very pleased that Sunny will broaden his role across the Greater China region and take our company to even greater success. Sunny is an unparalleled leader for whom I have immense respect. It is an honour to have Sunny lead our Company in Greater China.”
Sunny Chang said: “I am grateful for such an opportunity and proud to be with the best company in the industry. I look forward to continuing our success through great music and tremendous artists to adapt to the rapidly changing market.”
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