William Hein has been named president of Ryko Label Group, according to sources. For the last two years, Hein has been president of Ryko's DVD division.

William Hein has been named president of Ryko Label Group, according to sources. For the last two years, Hein has been president of Ryko's DVD division.

Hein replaces Joe Regis, who sources say will stay on at Ryko in an as-yet-undetermined capacity. Regis could not be reached for comment.

Hein and Regis have a long association. In 1992, they founded Restless Records, whose catalog Ryko acquired in 2002 after Restless ended a five-year relationship with film and TV producer Arnon Milchan's New Regency Productions. With the purchase of Restless, Regis was named president of Ryko Label Group, which also includes flagship label Rykodisc, Hannibal, Gramavision and Tradition.

From the early '80s through 1991, Hein was chairman/CEO of Enigma Entertainment. He headed the Internet entertainment company Enigma Digital from 1999 until its sale to Clear Channel Entertainment in 2000.

In his new role, Hein, who reports to Ryko chairman/CEO Sam Holdsworth, will be based in New York, where Ryko Distribution is also located. Ryko will maintain its offices in L.A., where the label was headquartered, and Beverly, Mass.