Most previously an exec at Universal Music Enterprises.

Richie Gallo has been named executive VP of New Door Records, a division of Universal Music Enterprises (UME). Gallo reports to Mike Davis, executive VP/GM of UME, and is based in Santa Monica, Calif.

Gallo was most previously senior VP of sales and marketing for UME. Prior to joining UME, he served as senior VP of sales and marketing for A&M Records and spent a number of years at BMG in various positions.

New Door Records is primarily dedicated to producing new music from historically significant UMG recording artists. Artists such as Styx, Smokey Robinson, Todd Snider, Joe Cocker, Nanci Griffith, Tears for Fears, The Temptations, Billy Ray Cyrus, Alien Ant Farm, and a new signing, Joseph Israel, have made New Door Records their home for their new recordings. As head of the label, Gallo will oversee all areas of the specialty company.