Exec is former prexy of MCA Records

Former MCA Records prexy Jay Boberg has been appointed chairman of the board at Isolation Network.

Isolation is parent of newly minted indie distributor INgrooves Fontana. In March, digital distrib INgrooves purchased indie arm Fontana from Universal Music Group (Daily Variety, March 5).

Boberg has been a member of Isolation’s board since 2010. He served as a close adviser to company founder-CEO Robb McDaniels during the recent acquisition of Fontana.

He replaces Vincent Freda, who served as chairman for four years before his appointment as COO of Isolation last month.

McDaniels said in a statement, “Jay’s comprehensive knowledge of an array of entertainment businesses, earned over nearly 35 years in leadership positions in the industry, has made him a very valuable counsel to me and our entire executive team these past two years.”

Boberg previously headed indie film and TV company Liberation Entertainment, which he founded in 2005. He had worked at MCA (formerly UMG’s flagship label) since 1994, topping the label after heading MCA Music Publishing.

In 1979, he co-founded I.R.S. Records with Miles Copeland. The alternative rock imprint enjoyed enormous success in the ’80s with acts like R.E.M., the Go-Gos and Fine Young Cannibals.

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