KEVIN LIPSON APPOINTED VICE PRESIDENT OF FIELD SALES & MARKETING FOR UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP DISTRIBUTION
Universal City, California, November 26, 2007 – Kevin Lipson has been appointed Vice President of Field Sales & Marketing for Universal Music Group Distribution (UMGD), it was announced today by Jim Urie, President UMGD.
Based in Universal City, Mr. Lipson will supervise the sales and marketing efforts of the company’s Regional Directors as well as its distribution sales staff. He will also be responsible for maintaining and cultivating the company’s regional account base. He will report directly to Mr. Urie.
“Kevin is a great ‘record man’ who will be a real asset to the company as we continue to meld the company’s physical and digital future,” said Mr. Urie. “We are extremely lucky to have someone of Kevin’s caliber at UMGD.”
Mr. Lipson was most recently the Executive Producer on Universal Music Enterprise’s Lethal Squad Mixtapes, where he was responsible for all aspects of the project including A&R, sales, marketing and new media. Prior to that, he was the Regional Director for UMGD’s Boston & DC regions, leading the division to two “Region of the Year” Awards. Throughout the years he has held senior sales and marketing positions at UMGD, and was also the Northeast Regional Sales Manager for the Island Def Jam Music Group.
Mr. Lipson received his B.A. from Salisbury State University.
About Universal Music Group Distribution
Universal Music Group Distribution has been the industry market share leader for the past eight 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, Roadrunner, Interscope Geffen A&M Records, MCA Nashville, Universal 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, the industry’s largest global music publishing operation.
Universal Music Group consists of record labels Decca, Deutsche Grammophon, Emarcy, 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, Universal South Records 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.