Michael Block has been named executive VP of sales for Sony BMG Music Entertainment's Commercial Music Group. Block is based in New York and reports to John Ingrassia, president of the Commercial Music Group.
Block rose through the Sony ranks, starting as a college rep and ultimately rising to his most previous position of executive VP of sales for the Sony Music Group. Prior to that role, he was senior VP of sales at Sony Music Label Group, and senior VP of sales Columbia Records prior to that.
In his new role, Block will be responsible for developing and implementing overall physical and digital sales strategies for all of the labels and divisions within the group. Those include Masterworks, the CMG Label Group, the Strategic & Custom Marketing Group, and Legacy Recordings.