Elizabeth Sobol, current managing director at IMG Artists North America, has been named the Decca Label Group’s president and CEO effective April 15th.
Sobol will report to Universal Music Group International’s chairman and CEO Max Hole, who was promoted to that position last week after serving as that company’s COO since 2004.
“I’m delighted to welcome Elizabeth to the Decca Label Group where her passion for music, innovation and creativity make her the ideal choice to develop the Deutsche Grammophon, Decca and Mercury Classics’ labels in the US,” said Hole in a statement.
At IMG Artists, Sobol was responsible for the creation of the company’s Dance, Latin Music and World Music/Jazz/Attractions divisions, as well as signing 40 contemporary artists.
“It is difficult to adequately express my excitement about working with Max Hole, the Decca Label Group team and all the great artists at Universal and with them, to build the best and most creative set of music labels in America,” Sobol stated. I have had a rich and rewarding time at IMG Artists and look forward to continued collaboration in the future.”