Universal Music Central Europe has appointed Maciej Kutak (pictured) as Managing Director, Universal Music Poland (UMP), effective May 1, 2019.
Kutak joins UMP from Sony Music, where he held the position of Managing Director, Eastern Europe since 2014 and was responsible for company operations in 10 countries across Eastern Europe.
He will be based in Warsaw and report to Frank Briegmann, President & CEO Central Europe Universal Music and Deutsche Grammophon.
Prior to Sony Music, Kutak worked for Viacom International as Vice-President, Commercial CEE1.
Kutak started his career in the publishing industry with roles at Axel Springer and Bauer Media Poland before joining Viacom in 2010.
He takes over responsibilities from Jan Kubicki, who recently stepped-down in order to focus on his own projects including Magic Records, a joint-venture label in partnership with UMP.
Frank Briegmann, Universal Music and Deutsche Grammophon
Frank Briegmann, President & CEO Central Europe Universal Music and Deutsche Grammophon said: “I am absolutely delighted that Maciej has committed himself to us and our artists.
“With his expertise, his experience and his energy, he will stimulate the company as well as the Polish music market.
“I am looking forward to working with Maciej and I wish him, his team and all of our artists the best possible success with Universal Music Poland.”
“I want to thank Frank and UMG for the trust they have placed in me and I am very much looking forward to our shared future.”
Maciej Kutak added: “I want to thank Frank and UMG for the trust they have placed in me and I am very much looking forward to our shared future.
“Poland is one of the five most dynamic economies in Europe and has an incredibly rich culture.
“The development and support of domestic artists is particularly close to my heart and I am convinced that I can achieve the best results with UMP. With the fantastic team in Poland, the amazing domestic and international roster and an extensive network, we will make Universal Music Poland even more successful“.
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