Sony Music Entertainment has promoted both Monica Cornia (pictured, left) and Melissa Thomas (pictured, right) to the roles of SVP, international marketing.
Cornia has been appointed SVP for RCA Records and Arista Records. Thomas has been named SVP for Columbia Records and Epic Records.
Based in New York, Cornia and Thomas will focus on Sony Music’s US labels internationally by developing and executing international marketing campaigns for artists signed in the States. They will oversee the international marketing team based in both New York and London, with a focus on promotion, international digital marketing and sales.
Cornia said: “I am very grateful to Sony Music for this incredible opportunity. I have been so fortunate to be inspired by the leadership team at RCA daily, and I look forward to continuing to work alongside them. I am also tremendously excited to expand my role to partner with Arista, and for the chance to lead the next chapter of this extraordinary team together with Melissa as we continue to develop global artists and create world class campaigns.”
Thomas said: “I am truly thankful to Sony Music for this fantastic opportunity. The passion from the senior leadership teams at Columbia and Epic is an inspiration, and I look forward to continued partnership with them. I am thrilled to be working with Monica to lead the tremendous team we have in place as we continue to elevate our artist campaigns and push boundaries to break artists around the world.”
As VP, Cornia spearheaded global campaigns for US-signed artists including Foo Fighters, Justin Timberlake, Alicia Keys, and Zayn. She began her career at Sanctuary Group before joining RCA Music Group’s International Department in 2005. After working with Kesha at Vector management, she returned to RCA in 2014.
Thomas was most recently VP, international for Epic Records, overseeing the global team that has broken acts including Fifth Harmony, Zara Larsson, Meghan Trainor, DJ Khaled, Future, French Montana, Camila Cabello and Travis Scott. She began her career with Sony Music in London in 2005, working on the UK international team where she spent eight years before transferring to Sony Music’s US International team in New York.