Executive placed in general manager post
Amanda Marks, who runs Universal Music Group’s new-media and technologies division eLabs, has been upped to exec VP-general manager of digital distribution.Marks will manage UMG’s digital biz and will look to increase the company’s revenue through directing product development, coordinating marketing activities, and building the company’s relationships with key digital service providers and retailers. She will work with all of UMG’s labels, business partners and eLabs on all digital business efforts. She’ll report to UMG distribution prexy Jim Urie. “We are expanding our efforts significantly to offer our labels and partner companies the broadest array of services in the industry,” Urie said. Marks “has played an integral part in many of our key digital initiatives. She’s a consummate innovator.” Before joining UMG, Marks helped launch Jimmy & Doug’s Farmclub.com. She was general manager responsible for its daily operations including finance, business and legal affairs, business development and human resources.