Universal Music Group (UMG) has made a series of executive management appointments within its Global Classics and Jazz division.
Effective immediately, Holly Adams (pictured center) has been promoted to the role of Head of Soundtrack and Score, Global Classics and Jazz and Globe UK.
In her previous role, she has overseen the acquisition and marketing campaigns for a number of significant soundtracks including the last two Oscar-winning scores, Ennio Morricone’s The Hateful Eight and Alexandre Desplat’s The Shape of Water.
She was also responsible for securing Andrea and Matteo Bocelli’s title-sequence duet on Disney’s The Nutcracker And The Four Realms in 2018.
In her new role working out of LA, Adams will be primarily responsible for driving the worldwide strategic direction of UMG’s soundtrack and score business in close partnership with its classical and jazz labels: GlobeUK/Decca, Deutsche Grammophon, Blue Note and Verve/US Classics, and providing unique and innovative film collaboration opportunities for UMG artists.
Adams has helped UMG secure the soundtracks to films including The Favourite, Vice and Ready Player One – all of which are Oscar and BAFTA nominated.
Meanwhile, on February 4 Rachel Tregenza (pictured left) joins as Head of International Communications and Artist Strategy, Global Classics and Jazz, after nearly five years at Decca where she has worked across numerous key media campaigns, including Sheku Kanneh-Mason, Max Richter and Andrea Bocelli.
From April 1, Anja Boenicke (pictured right) joins as Head of Artist and Brand Partnerships, Global Classics and Jazz from Deutsche Grammophon where she was responsible for the operational running of DG120 – a major worldwide celebration of the label’s 120th anniversary.
“These new appointments represent an exciting evolution within our business and offer new opportunities to our labels and artists.”
Dickon Stainer, Global Classics and Jazz, Universal Music Group
Dickon Stainer, President and CEO of Global Classics and Jazz, said: “These new appointments represent an exciting evolution within our business and offer new opportunities to our labels and artists.
“These roles and functions will help shape our global strategy to ensure that we continue to deliver category-leading performance on behalf of our artists and our audiences.”
Added Stainer: “Holly is an exceptional executive with a superb track record in the world of soundtrack and score.
“I am thrilled that she is taking this worldwide role to create new partnerships between our artists and composers and the ever-evolving world of film and televisual entertainment.”Music Business Worldwide