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Kobalt Music taps Sanders as prexy

Exec comes from chairman post at Sony Music Intll

Richard Sanders has been named prexy of Kobalt Music Group, the independent music publisher announced Friday.

In the newly created position, Sanders will be based in New York and report to Kobalt founder-CEO Willard Ahdritz.

The fast-growing indie publisher recently acquired digital distributor Artists Without a Label, and launched new divisions in neighboring rights and artist and label services.

A three-decade industry vet, Sanders was most recently chairman of Sony Music Intl. as well as president of global marketing.

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