UNIVERSAL MUSIC JAPAN APPOINTS ICHIRO TAMAKI AS CORPORATE EXECUTIVE, DIGITAL STRATEGY, DATA ANALYTICS AND PLATFORM PARTNERSHIPS
TOKYO, January 16, 2020 – Universal Music Japan (UMJ), announced today that Ichiro Tamaki has been named as Corporate Executive responsible for Digital Strategy, data analytics and platform partnerships at Universal Music Japan, effective February 15.
As a core member of Universal Music Japan’s executive team, he will oversee the Data & Analytics and Platform Partnerships teams, and will be responsible for leading and developing UMJ’s digital and streaming strategy for Japan, working directly with the company’s leadership, international divisions and with our platform partners to ensure that UMJ continues to innovate and lead the streaming experience for both artists and fans in Japan. He will be based in Tokyo and report to Naoshi Fujikara, CEO, Universal Music Japan.
Mr. Tamaki joins UMJ from Spotify, where he has served as General Manager & President, Spotify Japan since 2016, leading their fast-growing music streaming operations within Japan. Prior to Spotify, he served as VP at Amazon, driving and expanding Amazon’s hardware and Kindle content businesses in Japan. He is an accomplished executive with significant senior management experience in entertainment technology and enterprise solutions.
In making the announcement, Naoshi Fujikura, CEO, Universal Music Japan said, “We are delighted to welcome Mr. Tamaki to our team. His skills, experience and advanced knowledge will bring us game-changing strategy and help drive UMJ towards the next phase of our rapidly evolving music market in Japan. We are committed to delivering the value of music for Japanese music fans and to expanding the universe of opportunities for our artists. We strongly believe that Mr. Tamaki’s leadership will help us ensure and accelerate long-term digital growth, whilst helping our artist talent to reach new audiences around the world.”
Universal Music Japan is part of Universal Music Group, the world leader in music-based entertainment.
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Universal Music Group (UMG) is the world leader in music-based entertainment, with a broad array of businesses engaged in recorded music, music publishing, merchandising and audiovisual content in more than 60 countries. Featuring the most comprehensive catalog of recordings and songs across every musical genre, UMG identifies and develops artists and produces and distributes the most critically acclaimed and commercially successful music in the world. Committed to artistry, innovation and entrepreneurship, UMG fosters the development of services, platforms and business models in order to broaden artistic and commercial opportunities for our artists and create new experiences for fans. Universal Music Group is a Vivendi company.