Grbelja joins from Sony Music.

Universal Music Group has named Christine Grbelja as senior VP of royalties (U.S.).

Grbelja joins UMG after 16 years at Sony Music, most recently as VP of royalties. In her new role, she will oversee day-to-day management and processing of royalties.

Marjorie Fieldman, who serves as senior VP of global royalties, will now lead the UMG development side of Royalty Services, the company's new joint venture with Warner Music Group and Exigen.

Grbelja is based in New York and reports to Charles Ciongoli, UMG executive VP/North American CFO.