Wednesday 11 January 2012, 10:38 | By CMU Editorial
Sony and Universal make senior digital appointments
How about some major label globally-focused digital executive rejig action? Well, I’ve got two bits for you today.
First up, Sony Music has appointed Dennis Kooker to the role of President, Global Digital Business & US Sales. Kooker basically replaces the major’s former digital boss Thomas Hesse who, as previously reported, returned to his former employer and one time Sony Music co-owner Bertelsmann late last year.
Kooker will report direct to Sony Music top dog Doug Morris who told reporters: “Dennis has long been a key contributor to our successful global digital business and US sales operations, and we are excited to have him leading our efforts to further grow and diversify our physical and digital businesses”.
Meanwhile over at Universal, they yesterday announced the appointed of Deborah Hyacinth to the London-based role of VP International Digital Marketing.
Hyacinth joins Universal from a digital role at EMI, and will report to the major’s President Of Global Marketing Andrew Kronfeld who told CMU: “Digital music marketing in today’s highly competitive marketplace demands agility, skill and experience – all qualities which Deborah has in abundance. She takes a key role in our dynamic worldwide marketing team, to make sure we continue to deliver what’s best for our artists and repertoire”.