Veteran A&R exec Mio Vukovic will join the Disney Music Group at the end of this month as Senior VP of A&R/Head of Creative, Billboard.biz has learned. In this newly created role, which he begins on August 28, he will be responsible for all aspects of signings and creative direction for the record label and publishing operation. The news was first reported in Hits.
Vukovic has been an A&R consultant for Hollywood Records for the past several years and most recently oversaw upcoming albums from Bridgit Mendler and ZZ Ward. He has also been involved in securing key songs such as "Who Says," for Selena Gomez and "Party In The U.S.A. for Miley Cyrus.
In the past he has held senior A&R roles at Warner/Reprise, Epic/550, and Geffen Records, working with such acts as k.d. lang, Filter and Urge Overkill over the years. He had been consulting Disney on behalf of the writer and producer management firm AAM.