Fintage Music executive VP Bruce Lampcov has relocated from London to L.A. in a move which triggers the financial services firm's expansion into the West Coast.

Fintage has existing representation in North America, through Nashville-based Paul Rogers, who is consultant for Fintage Publishing and Collection, and Maarten Melchior, who in August shifted from Fintage's Netherlands head office to set up its Canadian representative office in Toronto.

"With Bruce in LA, Paul Rogers in Nashville and Maarten Melchior out of Toronto we have the perfect network in place to connect our film and TV clients with our music clients and we envisage benefits for them and us,' comments Niels Teves, CEO of Fintage Music and co-CEO of its parent, Fintage House, in a statement.

Robbert Aarts, co-CEO of Fintage House, adds, "Whilst I have built our network in LA in primarily for the film and TV business, which I will continue to maintain and grow, having Bruce as our local presence for Fintage Music is the next logical step for Fintage House."

A former in-house engineer at New York's Power Station studios, Detroit-born Lampcov has produced or engineered more than 100 records, including works with Bruce Springsteen, Bryan Ferry, Peter Gabriel, the Pretenders and Johnny Marr.

He joined Fintage Music in the summer of 2005, following a four year-plus stint with London-based independent publisher Kobalt Music Group.

Fintage Music's London activities will continue to be handled by Teves and George Helyer, managing director of Fintage Music U.K., until Lampcov's U.K. successor is confirmed.

Launched in 1997, Leiden, Netherlands-based Fintage Music provides publishing rights administration and/or neighboring rights administration to a host of clients, which include Cher, Duran Duran, R.E.M., Papa Roach, Daniel Powter, Alicia Keys and Robbie Williams.