DAVE BLOMSTERBERG PROMOTED TO VP OF SALES, FONTANA DISTRIBUTION
Universal City, California, March 30, 2007 – Dave Blomsterberg has been promoted to Vice President of Sales for Fontana, the independent distribution arm of Universal Music Group Distribution (UMGD), it was announced today by Ken Gullic, Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing for Fontana. Most recently, he was the company’s National Director of Sales.
In his new role, Mr. Blomsterberg will be involved with all aspects of Fontana’s sales division, overseeing the regional and independent sales force, the national account management team and the catalog sales department. He will continue to be based in Universal City.
“Since joining Fontana, Dave has displayed a remarkable work ethic, and has been the consummate champion on behalf of our award winning sales team, and our labels,” said Mr. Gullic. “His enthusiasm and diligence are beyond compare, and anyone that passes through the Fontana system realizes this immediately.”
Before joining Fontana, Mr. Blomsterberg was Vice President of Country and Christian music sales at WEA Nashville. During his career he has also held positions at such companies as Valley Media, Sony Music and Musicland.
Fontana Distribution, the independent arm of UMGD, provides unparalleled sales and marketing support, as well as back office services, for a diverse roster of labels and their artists. Fontana distributes more than 60 labels including Vagrant Records, Telarc, VP Records, American Gramophone, Quango, Mad Science Recordings, Oglio, Six Degrees, Angeles Records, Nitro, SMC, SoBe, Trustkill, Upstairs Records, VH1 Classics, Warcon, Rendezvous, Big Vin, Delicious Vinyl, Ipecac and many others. In addition, Fontana distributes select projects from UMG labels worldwide.
About Universal Music Group Distribution
Universal Music Group Distribution has been the industry market share leader for the past seven years and consists of three major divisions: Universal Music Distribution (UMD), Fontana and Vivendi Visual Entertainment (V V E). UMD handles the distribution and sales for such labels as Universal Motown Records Group, Island Def Jam Music Group, Interscope Geffen A&M Records, MCA Nashville, Universal Records South, Lost Highway, Mercury Nashville, Verve Music Group, Universal Music Classics Group, Universal Music Latino, Universal Music Enterprises, Hip-O, UTV, Univision Music Group, Disa, Machete Music, ABKCO, Hollywood, Lideres Entertainment, Lyric Street, RMM, Thump, Ark 21, Rounder, Fonovisa, Varese Sarabande, Walt Disney, VI Music and Viva Discos. Fontana is the company’s independent sales, marketing and distribution arm, and V V E is its home DVD and entertainment division.
About Universal Music Group
Universal Music Group is the world’s largest music company with wholly owned record operations or licensees in 77 countries. Its businesses also include Universal Music Publishing Group, one of the industry’s largest global music publishing operations.
Universal Music Group consists of record labels Decca Music Group, Deutsche Grammophon, Interscope Geffen A&M Records, Island Def Jam Music Group, Lost Highway Records, Machete Music, MCA Nashville, Mercury Nashville, Mercury Records, Philips, Polydor Records, Universal Music Latino, Universal Motown Records Group, and Verve Music Group as well as a multitude of record labels owned or distributed by its record company subsidiaries around the world. The Universal Music Group owns the most extensive catalog of music in the industry, which is marketed through two distinct divisions, Universal Music Enterprises (in the U.S.) and Universal Strategic Marketing (outside the U.S.). Universal Music Group also includes eLabs, a new media and technologies division, and Universal Music Mobile.
Universal Music Group is a unit of Vivendi, a global media and communications company.