GARAND WU APPOINTED MANAGING DIRECTOR OF UNIVERSAL MUSIC CHINA
Hong Kong, April 24, 2013 — Universal Music Group, the world’s leading music company, has announced the appointment of Garand Wu as Managing Director of Universal Music China. The appointment, effective immediately, was announced today by Sunny Chang, Managing Director, Universal Music Greater China.
In his new role, Mr. Wu will oversee a full range of services and operations including Marketing, Promotion, Sales and Finance. He will co-manage A&R for Universal Music China with Mr. Chang.
Before joining Universal Music, Mr. Wu was Senior Marketing Director of the International Division of EMI Music Taiwan after holding a post as Regional Marketing Director, overseeing International Repertoire for EMI Music Asia. Since 2009, he has operated his own business specializing in strategic marketing and C&C (creative and content), offering services and solutions such as event promotion, production and artist management across South East Asia.
Sunny Chang, Managing Director, Universal Music Greater China, said: “Garand’s comprehensive track record and knowledge of the strategic marketing sector in the region will be an important part of our future growth plans.”
George Ash, President of Universal Music Asia Pacific, added: “Garand is a highly experienced executive whose leadership and expertise in marketing and label management make him an invaluable force for the company in the region.”
About Universal Music Group
Universal Music Group is the global music leader, with wholly owned operations in 60 territories. Its businesses also include Universal Music Publishing Group, one of the industry’s premier music publishing operations worldwide.
Universal Music Group’s record labels include A&M/Octone, Angel, Astralwerks, Blue Note, Capitol Records, Decca, Def Jam Recordings, Deutsche Grammophon, Disa, Emarcy, Fonovisa, Geffen Records, Interscope Records, I.R.S., Island Records, Lost Highway Records, Machete Music, Manhattan, MCA Nashville, Mercury Nashville, Mercury Records, Motown Records, Polydor Records, Republic Records, Universal Music Latino, Verve Music Group and Virgin Records, 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 catalogue of music in the industry, which includes the last 100 years of the world’s most popular artists and their recordings. UMG’s catalogue 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 Global Digital Business, its new media and technologies division and Bravado, its merchandising company.
Universal Music Group is a fully owned subsidiary of Vivendi.