SUSAN MAZO NAMED SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, GLOBAL COMMUNICATIONS FOR UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP
SANTA MONICA, CA, May, 21, 2014 – Universal Music Group (UMG), the world’s leading music company, announced today the appointment of Susan Mazo as senior vice president of global communications, effective immediately. Mazo’s responsibilities include the company’s global philanthropic efforts, major internal and external events, and special projects, as well as supporting UMG’s media relations efforts. Mazo will report to UMG’s executive vice president and head of global communications, Will Tanous, and will be based in the company’s New York office.
In making the announcement, Tanous said, “Susan is one of the most talented and progressive communications executives with whom I’ve ever worked, and I’m thrilled to welcome her to UMG. Her creativity, focus and passion for helping artists and the communities in which we operate has made her one of the most thoughtful and impactful executives in music, and I’m confident she will bring tremendous value to helping shape UMG’s communications strategy and leading our philanthropic efforts going forward.”
Prior to UMG, Mazo served as senior vice president of communications and marketing at Warner Music Group (WMG). During her tenure at WMG, Mazo led WMG’s philanthropic efforts such as developing community outreach programs and helping to raise millions of dollars in disaster relief aid for partners including Habitat for Humanity and the Red Cross. Mazo also produced numerous world-wide conferences as well as high-profile events for the company surrounding award shows, music and technology conferences, the company’s IPO, among many others. In addition, Mazo was a key member of the executive team responsible for global branding and corporate identity initiatives.
Prior to joining WMG in 2000 as a manager in the communications department, Mazo served in a variety of positions at Billboard magazine, Westwood One and KSA Public Relations. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Delaware.
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 labels include A&M Records, Angel, Astralwerks, Blue Note Records, Capitol Christian Music Group, Capitol Records, Capitol Records Nashville, Caroline, Decca, Def Jam Recordings, Deutsche Grammophon, Disa, Emarcy, EMI Records Nashville, Fonovisa, Geffen Records, Harvest, Interscope Records, Island Records, Machete Music, Manhattan, MCA Nashville, Mercury Nashville, Mercury Records, Motown Records, Polydor Records, Republic Records, Universal Music Latino, Verve Music Group, Virgin Records, Virgin EMI 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.