Bowen to exec VP-head of music, Markey to senior VP, music and soundtracks
Relativity Music Group has upped Bob Bowen to exec VP-head of music and Jason Markey to senior VP of music and soundtracks.Bowen joined Relativity last year as senior VP of music, reporting directly to co-COO Happy Walters. Markey has served as VP of music and soundtracks since 2009, reporting to both Walters and Bowen. Bowen will continue to oversee the music production and music publishing catalog for Relativity’s media properties, in addition to the administrative and day-to-day business functions and oversight of Relativity’s music division, including record label Relativity Music Group. He was most recently responsible for the creative and music production on Relativity’s “Mirror Mirror” and “Immortals.” Prior to Relativity, Bowen was an exec VP for New Line Cinema, successfully overseeing the development of soundtracks and managing music production on more than 45 films, including “Wedding Crashers,” “Elf” and “Blade: Trinity.” Bowen also co-founded Ivy Road Prods., which co-produced the Richard Jenkins pic “Norman.” In his new role, Markey will be responsible for the strategic marketing and release of soundtrack albums produced by Relativity and other major studios and TV nets, as well as administering film and music publishing and overseeing the international music department for titles marketed and released overseas. Since joining the company, Markey has provided soundtrack services for titles including “Act of Valor,” “Like Crazy,” “Beginners” and “30 Rock.” Prior to Relativity, Markey was the general manager of Los Angeles indie label Immortal Records, where he oversaw the day-to-day ops and worked with such artists as 30 Seconds to Mars and Velvet Revolver. Before joining Immortal, Markey was A&R director for American Recordings and Arista Records, where he respectively worked with Rick Rubin and Clive Davis. Markey started his 22-year career in the music business at MCA Records in the A&R department. Relativity Music Group recently released the soundtrack for the Navy SEALs action-thriller “Act of Valor,” which has held strong on the iTunes country music charts since its release last month. The company will release the soundtracks for Universal’s “American Reunion” and Relativity’s “The Raven” this month.