Ron Spaulding, formerly executive VP/GM at Warner Music Group's Independent Label Group (ILG), has been named executive VP/GM of Fontana, reporting to Universal Music Group Distribution president Jim Urie.

Spaulding has been involved with the independent sector for many years. Most previously, he oversaw sales for ILG and at the same time had a hand in Asylum's A&R process. Prior to that, he was senior VP of sales at WEA and headed up sales at Elektra prior to his stint at WEA.

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