Label vet promoted to VP of sales and retail mktg.

Claudia Butzky has been promoted to VP of sales and retail marketing for RCA Music Group. Butzky will continue to report to Kevin Twitchell, senior VP of sales for RCA Music Group and will be based in the company’s New York headquarters.

Butzky joined J Records upon its inception 5 years ago as a director of west coast sales and has served as senior director of national sales for the last three years for RCA Music Group. She began her career in sales 18 years ago at Chrysalis Records and has worked for IRS, PolyGram Label Group and Island Records prior to her tenure at J Records.

During her tenure at J and RCA, she has worked on campaigns for Rod Stewart, Maroon5, Santana, Kelly Clarkson, Velvet Revolver, Foo Fighters and Alicia Keys among others.