Ricky Ilacad has been named managing director of Universal Music Group affiliate MCA Music Inc. Philippines, effective May 2. He was previously MD of Warner Music Philippines and has also held positio

Ricky Ilacad has been named managing director of Universal Music Group affiliate MCA Music Inc. Philippines, effective May 2. He was previously MD of Warner Music Philippines and has also held positions at the local affiliates of Sony, BMG and EMI.

Ilacad replaces Phil Murphy, who for the past seven months has served as interim CEO of MCA Music Inc. Philippines.

"I can't think of a better qualified, talented and passionate music man than Ricky to take MCA Music Inc. Philippines forward into a new era and to be the No. 1 music company in the Philippines," said Universal Music South East Asia president Harry Hui, to whom Ilacad will report. "He is a true pioneer in his field, and I am excited to have him on board the Universal Music South East Asia team."

Commented Ilacad: "I am extremely honored and delighted to join the MCA Music team. Having a wide range of great artists and the most diverse catalog, I don't see any way but for MCA Music Philippines to become the market-share leader."

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