Island Def Jam Motown and Universal Republic have promoted Matt Voss to EVP of international, East Coast Labels.
The news was announced today by Ivan Gavin, COO of East Coast Labels, to whom Voss reports.
UMG’s East Coast Labels include Island Def Jam Motown and Universal Republic. Formerly, Mr. Voss served as SVP for UMG’s East Coast Labels. He is based in New York, US.
In this expanded role, Voss will oversee the international exploitation of all artists under UMG’s East Coast Labels umbrella, including the marketing, publicity and promotion functions for Island Def Jam Motown and Universal Republic overseas.
He has worked closely on global campaigns for Rihanna, Bon Jovi, Justin Bieber, Ne-Yo, Kanye West, Nicki Minaj, Of Monsters and Men, The Killers, Lil Wayne and Jessie J, among others.
“Matt’s leadership and real track record of success has proved indispensable when it comes to developing artists globally,” stated Mr. Gavin. “Given the company’s continued expansion, there is no one better suited to lead our international efforts.”
"I am grateful to Barry Weiss (Chairman and CEO, Island Def Jam Motown and Universal Republic Label Group) and Ivan for this opportunity,” added Mr. Voss. “The senior management teams at the New York labels are truly exceptional and I am privileged to work with them and their phenomenal artists. I look forward to my continued relationships with the Universal companies around the world and the opportunity to find new ways to spend my frequent flier points."
Prior to joining East Coast Labels last year, Voss was SVP, International of Island Def Jam for six years.
Formerly, he served as VP, Marketing for Universal Music Group International (UMGI), based in London. His background also includes serving as GM of MCA Records in the UK, and ten years at Virgin Records in London and New York City.