UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP APPOINTS ROEY HERSHKOVITZ TO VICE PRESIDENT, CAPITOL STUDIOS & DIGITAL STUDIOS
NEW ROLE WILL HELP OVERSEE RECORDING, TRACKING, MIXING AND MASTERING STUDIOS, WHILE ALSO EXPANDING THE ICONIC STUDIOS’ AUDIO-VISUAL CAPABILITIES
SANTA MONICA, NOVEMBER 14, 2019 — Universal Music Group (UMG), the world leader in music-based entertainment, announced today that, effective immediately, veteran television producer and late-night music booker Roey Hershkovitz has been named Vice President of Capitol Studios & Digital Studios.
In this newly created position, Hershkovitz will oversee Capitol Studios’ recording, tracking, mixing and mastering operations and label relations. In this capacity, he will work closely with Paula Salvatore, Vice President of Administration and Sales, who will continue to be responsible for sales, booking and administration.
Hershkovitz will additionally help expand the studios’ audio-visual operations by integrating new technology and developing programming. Hershkovitz is based at Capitol Studios in Hollywood and reports to Christopher Jenkins, Executive Vice President of Digital Studios, and Patrick Kraus, Senior Vice President of Recording Studios & Archive Management.
“Roey’s background in television production, post production and music uniquely qualifies him for this newly created role in UMG’s Digital Studios,” said Jenkins. “His ability to create the most welcoming creative environment and produce compelling visual content for our artists, labels and facilities will help Digital Studios continue to grow. Roey exemplifies the film and music super skill set and highly trained sensibility that artists demand. The confidence and vibe that Roey brings to our team is perfectly suited to our mission.”
“We are fortunate to have someone of Roey’s caliber join our team to help build on the legacy of this historic studio as we chart our course into the future,” Kraus said. “His background in producing music on television and his passion for music, artists and the entire creative community makes him the perfect fit for this newly created role. Capitol Studios is a crown jewel and UMG remains committed to providing amazing, inspiring spaces for the entire artist community to work and create.”
Hershkovitz said, “Capitol Studios combines the legacy of an iconic studio, while also providing cutting-edge facilities and technology. That speaks to Capitol Studios’ unique position, where you have the best of both worlds. I’m excited to work alongside Chris and Pat to bring my experience in television and working with the artist community to develop new opportunities and audio-visual content.”
At Capitol Studios, Hershkovitz and Salvatore are focused on providing the world’s finest recording, mixing and mastering services in the iconic Capitol Tower and expanding the studios’ industry-leading capabilities for producing content in the latest immersive audio formats by continuing to attract music, film and television clients to mix in Studio C, the industry’s first music-focused Dolby Atmos mixing room, and through the development and construction of Studio E, a new immersive audio mixing room that will be available before the end of the year.
Offering a full suite of services including pre-production, mixing, tracking, production, editing and complete post production, UMG’s newly formed video services team, UMG Digital Studios, led by Jenkins, is building a creative team of award-winning producers from film and television.
With nearly two decades of late-night television experience, Hershkovitz has built a career sharing in the rich legacy of exposing countless bands to new audiences. He joins UMG and Capitol Studios after a decade serving simultaneously as booker, producer and music production supervisor for the guest artist performance showcased on Conan O’Brien’s CONAN.
From CONAN, Hershkovitz brings with him a deep experience cultivated from working with gifted musical artists and their teams of managers and label executives to help nurture an environment both on and off the stage that kept a revolving door of performers continually returning to the show. During his tenure, Hershkovitz produced historic musical performances by iconic and legendary acts such as U2, Pearl Jam, Bon Jovi, Coldplay and Weezer to Imagine Dragons, Kanye West, Drake, Kendrick Lamar, The Killers, The Lumineers, Childish Gambino, Bastille and 5 Seconds of Summer.
He also produced a week-long tribute to The Beatles’ George Harrison with past ‘Album of the Year’ Grammy Award winners Paul Simon, Beck, and Norah Jones, as well as Harrison’s multi-instrumentalist singer-songwriter son, Dhani. Hershkovitz additionally booked the first-ever U.S. late-night television appearance of Luis Fonsi’s record-breaking hit, “Despacito.”
Working his way up the ladder beginning as a show intern, Hershkovitz first joined O’Brien as a Post Production Supervisor, where he was instrumental in the show’s transition to utilizing a digital editing process, as well as moving the show from standard-definition to high-definition resolution. He also served as Field Producer for many of the show’s most memorable remote comedy segments (‘Triumph The Insult Comic Dog at Star Wars,’ ‘Conan Goes to Finland’) and separately served as Co-Producer for multiple episodes of NBC’s hit show “The Office,” which ran for nine seasons.
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