Narcís Rebollo has added been appointed President of Universal Music Iberian Peninsula, stepping up from his role as MD of UMG’s company in Spain – adding Portugal to his remit.
Based in Madrid and continuing to report to Jesús López, Chairman & CEO of Universal Music Latin America and Iberian Peninsula,his appointment is effective immediately.
Rebollo was founding partner and Vice President of independent music company Vale Music which specialized in EDM as well as TV formats such as Operación Triunfo, developing superstar artists such as David Bisbal and David Bustamante among others. Vale Music was acquired by Universal Music Spain in 2006.
Rebollo began his career in his native Barcelona at independent music company Divucsa. He subsequently moved to BMG where he was responsible for marketing and promotion in the Catalonia region before being appointed managing director of independent EDM label Max Music in 1995.
After joining Universal Music Spain in 2006 following the Vale Music acquisition he was promoted to Director of New Business and GTS for the company in 2010 and most recently appointed Managing Director of Universal Music Spain.
Jesús López said: “Narcís has a unique quality in our industry – he combines extensive experience in marketing and new business with expertise in management and booking which positions him within the Spanish market to be a genuine leader in the ongoing evolution of the music business that we are developing.
“Under his leadership and with the support of the great teams of Universal Music Spain and Portugal I’m convinced we will continue to grow our capacity to develop incredible artists and innovate new business models.”
Narcís Rebollo said: “I want to thank Jesús López for his continued trust and support. I’m looking forward to working with the brilliant team at Universal Music Spain and Portugal in this exciting new role for me.”
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