Today (July 31), Universal Music Group announced that Matt Voss has been promoted to Executive President of International, East Coast Labels. The announcement was made by Ivan Gavin, Chief Operating Officer of East Coast Lavels who Voss will report to.
UMG's East Coast labels include Island, Def Jam, Motown and Universal Republic. As Executive Vice President, International, Voss will be in charge of overseas marketing, publicity and promotion of these labels.
"Matt's leadership and real track record of success has proved indispensable when it comes to developing artists globally," Gavin said in a statement. "Given the company's continued expansion, there is no one better suited to lead our international efforts."
Before his promotion, Voss was the Senior Vice President for UMG's East Coast Labels. His international experience comes from his six year stint as Senior Vice President, International of Island Def Jam. He also served as Vice President, Marketing for Universal Music Group International. Voss has worked closely on global campaigns for Rihanna, Bon Jovi, Justin Bieber, Ne-Yo, Kanye West, Nicki Minaj, Of Monsters and Men, The Killers, Lil Wayne and Jessie J, among others.
Before joining UMG, he worked at MCA Records in the U.K. and Virgin Records in Londan and New York City. He is now based in NYC.
"I am grateful to Barry Weiss [Chairman and CEO, Island Def Jam Motown and Universal Republic Label Group] for this oppotunity. The senior management teams at the New York labels are truly exceptional and I am privleged to work with them and their phenomenal artists," said Voss in a statement. "I look forward to my continued relationships with the Universal companies around the world and the opportunity to find new ways to spend my frequent flier miles."