UMG veteran Frank Arigo joins Columbia Records in the US


Columbia Records has named Frank Arigo as its new Senior Vice President of Marketing in the US.

Arigo will report into Doneen Lombardi, Executive Vice President, Head of Marketing for Columbia.

The exec joins Columbia from Republic Records where he was Senior Vice President of Marketing, a position he took up in 2012 after serving as the label’s VP of Marketing.

Arigo is a 20-year veteran of Universal, having joined Polygram back in 1996.

The news of his appointment comes just three weeks after Sony veteran and Columbia A&R star Ashley Newton jumped ship to UMG’s Capitol Music Group.

“Frank Arigo has been involved with some of the most innovative marketing campaigns and authentic artist development strategies,” stated Doneen Lombardi.

“He is a fantastic addition to our marketing team, and we welcome his knowledge and expertise. The entire company joins me in welcoming Frank to Columbia Records.”

“I’m especially grateful to Rob Stringer, Joel Klaiman and Doneen Lombardi for the opportunity to join Columbia Records,” stated Arigo.

“The label’s storied history, coupled with such a vital current roster and staff, make for the ultimate music business environment. I look forward to building on the marketing department’s great track record of accomplishment.”

At Republic Records, Arigo worked with artists including Amy Winehouse, Florence + The Machine, The Avett Brothers, James Blake, Lorde, The Weeknd and James Bay.

Before being appointed as Republic’s Vice President of Marketing in 2010, Arigo was Senior Director of Marketing for Universal Republic, appointed in 2007.

Arigo’s career began in 1996 when he joined Polygram in Boston, before moving on to Universal Music Group Distribution, working as an Artist Development Representative for Universal Motown Republic Group.

In 2004, Arigo moved to Universal Motown Republic Group working as Director of Sales and Field Marketing.Music Business Worldwide

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