Sony Music Entertainment announced two new appointments to the U.S. division of their sales team today (Aug. 5). Celine Joshua has been appointed as Senior Vice President of Digital Sales and Scott Van Horn has been appointed as Senior Vice President of Sales, Commercial Group.
“Celine and Scott are both accomplished sales executives. With their strong partner relationships and proven understanding of the industry, we are well positioned for continued success moving forward,” said Sony Music Entertainment’s Executive Vice President of Sales & Distribution, Darren Stupak who released the statement announcing Joshua and Van Horn’s new appointments.
Joshua will be responsible for growing Sony’s business with digital partners, along with managing key digital accounts, and driving digital product development for Sony artists and labels. Prior to joining Sony Music, Joshua worked for Walt Disney Studios and served as Head of Digital Commerce where she oversaw the global digital platforms for artists from the Disney Music Group. Prior to joining Disney in 2011, she spent over five years at Warner Music Group’s Rhino Entertainment, where she helped launch the Led Zeppelin catalog globally and oversaw international sales.
Scott Van Horn, who was named Senior Vice President of Sales, Commercial Music Group (CMG), will now oversee all aspects of sales for CMG’s Legacy, catalog, and non-traditional sales businesses. In his new role, Van Horn will work in close coordination with CMG President Richard Story and the CMG senior management team.
Prior to his new appointment, Van Horn served as VP of Sales for Legacy where he was responsible for developing and driving retail sales programs for a number of Legacy brand initiatives. Van Horn previously served as Director of Sales for Universal Music and Video distribution where he managed sales efforts for catalog programs and new catalog releases. He previously held sales roles at DreamWorks' music division and Interscope/Geffen/A&M Records.