Paula Salvatore has been appointed Vice President of Client Relations and Studio Marketing at Universal Music Group.
In this newly created role, UMG says that Salvatore will oversee client relations, booking and studio marketing across the company’s US commercial recording studios.
Salvatore will remain based in Los Angeles and report to Patrick Kraus, Senior Vice President of Recording Studios and Archive Management.
The exec will also work with the studio executive team on the development and maintenance of UMG’s global Recording Studios strategy.
For over 30 years Salvatore has served as Vice President of Studio Administration and Sales at Capitol Studios, overseeing its operations since 1990.
The studio veteran played a key part in recording sessions for artists such as James Taylor and Tony Bennett.
Salvatore also worked alongside Grammy icon Al Schmitt, Paul McCartney, Diana Krall, Natalie Cole, Barbara Streisand and Frank Sinatra.
Prior to her tenure at Capitol Studios, Salvatore managed Sound City Studios in Van Nuys, California.
“The past 30 years at Capitol Studios have been an extraordinary time.”
Salvatore said: “I’m excited to start this new position at UMG and to work across the company’s growing roster of best-in-class recording studios and facilities.
“The past 30 years at Capitol Studios have been an extraordinary time, both in my life and career, and I’m thrilled that I’ll continue to interact with so many of the friends that I made during that time.
“I’m thankful to Pat Kraus and Michael Frey for this wonderful opportunity and I’m looking forward to some extraordinary recording sessions in the future.”
“There are very few people in our industry with Paula’s breadth of relationships and deep knowledge of managing recording studios.”
Patrick Kraus, UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP
Kraus said: “There are very few people in our industry with Paula’s breadth of relationships and deep knowledge of managing recording studios.
“Simply put, Paula is a legend in our field – highly respected and beloved by recording artists, engineers and producers alike.
“This elevated role will leverage her experience managing Capitol Studios across all of UMG’s US facilities and in our global strategy.”Music Business Worldwide