Matt Voss Named EVP Of Internation For IDJM & Universal Republic
July 31, 2012
Island Def Jam Motown and Universal Republic have promoted Matt Voss to EVP of International, East Coast Labels, it was announced today by Ivan Gavin, COO of East Coast Labels, to whom Voss reports. Universal Music Group’s East Coast Labels include Island Def Jam Motown and Universal Republic. Formerly, Voss served as SVP for UMG’s East Coast Labels. He is based in New York City.
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 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/CEO, Island Def Jam Motown and Universal Republic Label Group) and Ivan for this opportunity," added 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."
Voss has a long history with UMG and its labels. Prior to joining East Coast Labels last year, he was SVP of International of Island Def Jam for six years. Formerly, he served as VP of Marketing for Universal Music Group International (UMGI), based in London. Voss also served as GM of MCA Records in the UK, and spent ten years at VirginRecords in London and New York City.