Fontana Distribution, the independent distribution arm of Universal Music Group (UMGD), has appointed Ron Spaulding as executive VP and GM. Spaulding will report to Jim Urie, the President of UMGD, and will be based in Los Angeles.

Prior to joining Fontana, Spaulding served as executive VP/GM of Asylum and EastWest Records. He also served as the senior VP of sales at WEA, Warner Music Group’s distribution arm.

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