Allessandro Massara has been promoted to managing director at Universal Music Italy. Massaro has been director of Universal Music Italy's domestic division since last year and was managing director of V2 Records Italy from 1999 to 2007.

The appointment was announced by Pascal Negre, president, Mediterranean/South America/Middle East, at Universal Music Group International. Massara reports to Negre.

"Our Italian company has been growing in the last couple of years," said Negre in a statement.

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