Appointed VP of marketing.

Bill Richards has been appointed VP of marketing for Universal Republic Records. Richards reports to Kim Garner, senior VP of marketing for Universal Republic Records.

Most previously Richards was senior director of marketing for Universal Records, appointed to the position in 2002. From 1999 to 2002 he was Zomba/Jive Labels Group's regional sales and marketing director. Prior to that, from 1995 to 1999 he was based in Atlanta as regional sales manager for MCA Records.

As VP of marketing he'll be charged with coordinating and implementing marketing and imaging strategies for Universal Republic's roster.

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