LONDON, 22 APRIL 2013 – Universal Music Group has appointed Hayley Lloyd to the new London-based role of Vice President of Global Digital Accounts, reporting to Amanda Marks, Head of Global Digital Accounts. Lloyd was previously Director of Global Digital Accounts.

Universal’s Global Digital Accounts team, based in both Los Angeles and London, provides continuous worldwide support to the company’s major digital partners.  The team focuses on spearheading global promotions and campaigns, advising and working closely with digital partners on global expansion plans, reviewing business performance and recommending product and service improvements to assist partners in their efforts to deliver compelling and competitive music services around the globe.

The team also delivers key internal functions such as best practice training to Universal’s companies worldwide and sharing knowledge and insight between major and developing markets to ensure that Universal Music delivers the most efficient and effective service to artists and digital partners.

Amanda Marks said: “Hayley has proved herself to be an invaluable member of our team and one on which I rely during this exciting time of growth for the digital business.  I am very proud of what she has accomplished to date and pleased that she’s taking on this expanded role, ensuring that we continue to provide our partners and our labels and artists around the world with first class support and service.”

Hayley Lloyd said: “Being at the forefront as part of Universal Music’s Global Digital Accounts team and at a time when many of our existing partners are developing and expanding, and new innovative services are launching, is both challenging yet extremely rewarding. The opportunities for growth are huge, and we will continue to work with our partners around the globe to maximise success together. “

Lloyd joined Universal as Director of Global Digital Accounts in October 2011. She was previously at Virgin Media where she worked as Senior Music Partnership Manager. Prior to Virgin she spent a number of years at Orange/France Telecom, latterly managing commercial partnerships with record labels and other music companies as Music Relationship Manager.

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.