Universal Music Publishing Group has appointed Adam Fujiki as its new director, creative/A&R in Canada.
Fujiki will take the position with immediate effect, reporting to UMPG president of North America Evan Lamberg and Universal Music Canada President and CEO Jeffrey Remedios. Based in Toronto, Fujiki will work with the company’s worldwide A&R team in developing new talent and opportunities for UMPG songwriters.
“I’m grateful to Evan Lamberg for the opportunity to join this world class team and am very excited to be a part of UMPG and the Universal Music family,” said Fujiki. Canada has proven to cultivate some of the most successful, influential and respected artists, producers and songwriters in the world. I’m excited to work alongside Jeffrey Remedios and Shawn Marino, and honoured to be in the position to develop and nurture a new generation of Canadian creative.”
“We are incredibly excited to have Adam Fujiki join our Universal Music Publishing family. He is one of the most songwriter and artist friendly creative executives I have met in a long time,” said Lamberg.
Fujiki has 13 years of experience in A&R, music production and management. Most recently a creative executive with producer/manager Doc McKinney and DM2 Management, he previously worked at Sony Music Entertainment Canada in various creative roles, including acting head of A&R. His time there comprised working with various artists and Canadian idol contestants. He was also lead creative at Sony with Pirates Blend Records and played a major part in Sony’s distribution deal with Buzz Records.
As part of the change, UMPG executive Shawn Marino will move label side as VP of A&R at Universal Canada. He said: “I’m energised by the A&R responsibilities that lie ahead, working with our unparalleled team in continuing to develop and break the best artists in Canada.”
Remedios continued: “Canadian songwriters and producers have never been more ascendant – and artists are at the center of who we are as a company. This is no less true in label-side A&R, where Shawn will continue to prove a valued executive and champion of homegrown talent.”
By Ed Nightingale