Universal Music Publishing Group Elevates Thomas Vidovic to Managing Director in Germany

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Universal Music Publishing Group has tapped Thomas Vidovic to lead its efforts in the globe’s fourth largest music market. The publisher on Tuesday named Vidovic managing director in Germany, as well as senior vice president in neighboring Austria and Switzerland. Based in Berlin, he reports to chief operating officer Marc Cimino.   

Until recently, Vidovic served as head of UMPG Germany’s sync team, responsible for overseeing creative and licensing for advertising, film, TV, games and stage across Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Some of his biggest sync deals include ones with Volkswagen and Mercedes-Benz. He has been with UMPG since 2011.

"I am thrilled that Thomas is taking on this leadership role at our company," said Jody Gerson, UMPG chairman and CEO. "Since joining UMPG, he has been instrumental in developing innovative creative strategies for our German business, particularly in sync, that have been invaluable to our success. Marc Cimino and I have closely watched Thomas’ growth over the past four years as an executive and we have tremendous confidence in his ability to lead the fantastic UMPG teams in Germany, Austria and Switzerland."

UMPG also announced the promotion of Diana Muñoz to senior vp, finance and administration, reporting to Vidovic. Muñoz, who joined the company in 2011, also serves as a member of the GEMA board and on the board of directors for the German Music Publishers Association (DMV).  


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