LONDON, 22 July, 2013 — Matt Voss has been appointed Executive Vice President Marketing Strategy and Planning it was announced today by Andrew Kronfeld, Universal Music’s President, Global Marketing, to whom he reports.  Voss, who is currently based in New York as EVP of International, East Coast Labels, will transfer to London over the summer to start his new position on September 1.

In this new role Voss will work closely with Kronfeld to coordinate the global marketing of Universal Music’s key releases, review and enhance all marketing systems worldwide including developing best practice and training programmes, liaise with internal stakeholders such as commercial affairs and new business teams and oversee various global marketing projects and initiatives as required.

Voss has a long history with Universal Music and its labels. He joined East Coast Labels in 2011 having previously spent six years as SVP International at Island Def Jam. During this time he worked with artists including Kanye West, Bon Jovi, Jessie J, Rihanna, Jay Z, Nicki Minaj, The Killers, Mariah Carey, Justin Bieber and NeYo. Before moving to New York he was VP, Marketing at Universal Music Group International in London having started his career in a number of roles at MCA Records and Virgin Records in both London and New York.

Kronfeld said: “It’s great to welcome Matt back to the team in London. Having played such a crucial role in the international success of so many incredible artists he’s going to be an invaluable addition to the global marketing team and we’re thrilled to have him on board.”

Voss said: “I am excited to take on this new role as part of Andrew’s team in London and grateful to he and Max Hole for this incredible opportunity.  I have had an amazing eight years in New York working with some terrific executives and inspiring artists. It has been a true honour to work for Barry Weiss, Ivan Gavin, Monte Lipman and Steve Bartels – who originally hired me in New York – and I shall miss them and my team at UMG New York.”

A successor to Voss at East Coast Labels will be announced in due course.

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.