GLENN KAINO NAMED EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT OF CREATIVE AND ONLINE FOR IMF: THE INTERNATIONAL MUSIC FEED
SANTA MONICA, CA, May 1, 2006 – Glenn Kaino has been named Executive Vice President of Creative and Online for IMF: The International Music Feed, the multi-platform music entertainment brand that offers TV, VOD, Broadband and Mobile video music channels. The announcement was made today by the company’s President, Andy Schuon. Kaino will be based at IMF’s headquarters in Santa Monica.
Working closely with Schuon and Executive Vice President of Programming and Production Greg Drebin, Kaino will be responsible for the creative direction of the IMF brand, as well as the company’s broadband, and online initiatives.
“Glenn’s artistic ability is remarkable, and for that alone we are very lucky to have him join IMF. In addition to that, you would be hard-pressed to find an executive with more experience connecting music fans to online experiences than Glenn. He is a true pioneer in online music, and I feel very fortunate to be working with him again during this exciting time in IMF’s evolution.”
Prior to joining IMF, Kaino served as Chief Creative Officer at Napster, where he was responsible for product design, development and programming. He joined the company after Napster acquired pressplay, a joint venture of Universal Music Group and Sony Music Entertainment, where he served as the Head of Programming and Creative Director. Formerly, Kaino served as Executive Vice President and Head of Programming at Jimmy and Doug’s Farmclub.com, a division of Universal Music Group (UMG).
In addition to his work in the music industry, Kaino is also a noted conceptual artist whose work takes on a variety of forms: sculpture, film, painting and online. He was recently included in the prestigious Whitney Biennial at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, and has exhibited work at The Bronx Museum of Art, The Studio Museum in Harlem and the International Film Festival Rotterdam, and he was a co-founder of Deep River Gallery in Los Angeles, which was a pioneering artist-run exhibition space. He has previously served as a professor at both UCLA and USC, where he has taught both undergraduate and graduate-level courses.
About IMF: The International Music Feed
IMF: The International Music Feed went live on January 20, 2005, and is the first 24 hour music television channel to feature the best music from around the world. Music truly is universal, and IMF is committed to creating the world’s premier music broadcast destination, featuring music videos, exclusive artist interviews and special programming. More information is available at IMF.com.
IMF is a division of Universal Music Group, the world’s largest music company with wholly owned record operations or licensees in 75 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, Geffen 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, Universal Music Mobile and IMF: The International Music Feed.
Universal Music Group is a unit of Vivendi, a global media and communications company.