You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Rob Wells promoted at UMG

Exec will oversee global digital business

Reflecting the growth and importance of digital sales in the diskery biz, Rob Wells has been promoted to a newly created position as prexy of global digital business at Universal Music Group.

Wells, who will be based in UMG’s Santa Monica headquarters, will have global responsibility for strategic growth initiatives for all of the music firm’s digital assets, including the wireless, online and transactional sectors.

Wells will also be charged with identifying new partnerships and next-generation distribution channels.

He will report to UMG prexy-CEO Zach Horowitz and UMG Intl. chief operating officer Max Hole.

Wells joined UMG in 2000 as division director of digital services at Universal Music U.K. He was promoted to senior VP of digital for UMG Intl. in 2006.

UMG co-chief exec Lucian Grainge said in a statement: “Innovation, leadership and imagination are essential to expanding our digital business even further, and there is no one better equipped to do this than Rob.”

More Music

  • Swae Lee, Slim Jimmy, Rae SremmurdFriends

    Universal Music, All Def Media Partner for Series Featuring Rae Sremmurd, Pusha T

    Reflecting the growth and importance of digital sales in the diskery biz, Rob Wells has been promoted to a newly created position as prexy of global digital business at Universal Music Group. Wells, who will be based in UMG’s Santa Monica headquarters, will have global responsibility for strategic growth initiatives for all of the music […]

  • Mike Easterlin & Gregg Nadel

    Warner to Launch Elektra Music Group as Stand-Alone Company

    Reflecting the growth and importance of digital sales in the diskery biz, Rob Wells has been promoted to a newly created position as prexy of global digital business at Universal Music Group. Wells, who will be based in UMG’s Santa Monica headquarters, will have global responsibility for strategic growth initiatives for all of the music […]

  • Jason Fine Rolling Stone

    Rolling Stone Promotes Jason Fine to Editor

    Reflecting the growth and importance of digital sales in the diskery biz, Rob Wells has been promoted to a newly created position as prexy of global digital business at Universal Music Group. Wells, who will be based in UMG’s Santa Monica headquarters, will have global responsibility for strategic growth initiatives for all of the music […]

  • Diana Ross American Music Awards

    Diana Ross Reigns Supreme Dodging Usual Setlist for Hollywood Bowl Opener

    Reflecting the growth and importance of digital sales in the diskery biz, Rob Wells has been promoted to a newly created position as prexy of global digital business at Universal Music Group. Wells, who will be based in UMG’s Santa Monica headquarters, will have global responsibility for strategic growth initiatives for all of the music […]

  • ​Jay-Z Calls Out Super Bowl, Grammys

    ​Jay-Z Slams Super Bowl, Grammys in 'Apes---' Video With Beyonce (Watch)

    Reflecting the growth and importance of digital sales in the diskery biz, Rob Wells has been promoted to a newly created position as prexy of global digital business at Universal Music Group. Wells, who will be based in UMG’s Santa Monica headquarters, will have global responsibility for strategic growth initiatives for all of the music […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content