Manuel Martos has been appointed General Manager, Virgin Music Label & Artist Services Spain, effective immediately.
He will be based in Madrid and reports directly to Victor González, President, Virgin Music Latin America and the Iberian Peninsula.
Virgin Music Label & Artist Services Spain is a division of Universal Music Group‘s Virgin Music Label & Artist Services, which was launched globally in February.
Manuel Martos has served as Universal Music Spain’s Artistic Director since 2017.
Prior to that, he enjoyed a long professional career in music, with experience as an artist, composer, artistic producer and executive, advisor, music consultant, artistic coordinator for leading local music festivals and advertising campaigns for brands, whilst achieving highly outstanding work in each of these fields.
Earlier this year, Virgin Music Label & Artist Services Spain announced its first strategic partnership with Metales Preciosos, a new record label launched by highly respected music executive José Carlos “Charlie” Sanchez.
In March, Virgin Music US Latin signed a global distribution partnership with Rebeleon Entertainment, founded by multi-award winning producer Sebastian Krys (winner of 6 Grammys & 12 Latin Grammys).
“It is a real honor, as well as a great challenge to undertake this new adventure as the head of Virgin Music Spain and I face it with great enthusiasm.”
Manuel Martos said: “I am very grateful for the trust the company has placed in me.
“It is a real honor, as well as a great challenge to undertake this new adventure as the head of Virgin Music Spain and I face it with great enthusiasm.
“My goal is to maintain the bold spirit that has always characterized this historic label and continue to enlarge its legacy with great artists, exciting new label partners and lots of good music.”
“Manuel Martos is an executive who brings invaluable experience to the structure of Virgin Music Spain.”
Victor González added: “Manuel Martos is an executive who brings invaluable experience to the structure of Virgin Music Spain.
“The mission of building a roster of new independent artist talent, as well as achieving synergies with established and emerging record labels is certainly in very good hands with Manuel’s management.”
“It is undoubtedly a challenge, to be able to manage a label of such prestige and trajectory in Spain, and I am convinced he will seize it with great success”.
Narcis Rebollo, UMG
Narcis Rebollo, President Iberian Peninsula at Universal Music Group, said: “I want to thank Manuel Martos for his work, commitment and achievements in the management of the artistic department of Universal Music Spain during these years and congratulate him on this new professional opportunity.
“It is undoubtedly a challenge, to be able to manage a label of such prestige and trajectory in Spain, and I am convinced he will seize it with great success”.Music Business Worldwide