Joe Riccitelli has been named executive vice president/GM of RCA Records, the label announced today. He was previously EVP, Promotion, RCA Records.
Riccitelli will now oversee the Music Licensing and Brand Partnership departments which will continue to be run by Karen Lamberton. He will also continue to spearhead all pop promotions for the label. He will continue to report to Tom Corson, President & COO, RCA Records and be based in the company's New York headquarters.
Riccitelli began his career at Polygram Records in 1985 where he was SVP, Promotion, Island Label Group from 1995-1999. He joined Jive Records in February 1999 as Senior Vice President, Promotion and held that position until 2007 when he was named Executive Vice President of Promotion. In 2011, he was appointed Executive Vice President, Promotion, RCA Records, which was then newly re-launched. Most recently, Riccitelli has led his team to secure hit records for P!nk, Kelly Clarkson, Alicia Keys and Ke$ha.
"Joe has done such a tremendous job leading the way to success for many of our superstar and developing artists," Tom Corson said in a statement. "Now is the time to widen his portfolio within the company and contribute his leadership to our licensing and brand partnership efforts on behalf of our unparalleled artist roster."
"Peter Edge and Tom Corson have done an amazing job of leading the premier team industry wide," Riccitelli stated. "We all share a common goal of being the top label in the business. Adding that his is "truly excited to be a part of the bright future of this legendary label."