Twentieth Century Fox Television has tapped Jeremy Summers to lead studio’s music team as Executive Vice President of Music, it was announced today by Mark Pearson, Executive Vice President, Brand Management and Digital Media.
Summers will oversee the music on all shows produced by 20th Century Fox Television and Fox 21 Television Studios, working with showrunners to ensure that their creative vision is realized. His role will encompass helping to identify music talent, negotiating deals and hiring composers and music supervisors for pilots and series, among other responsibilities.
“With ‘Glee,’ ‘Empire’ and the upcoming ‘Star,’ our studio has been a leader in telling music-driven stories and a pioneer in the TV music business, and Jeremy’s hire gives an opportunity to build on that track record of success,” said Pearson. “His experience and creative instincts make him the perfect executive to lead this important area of our company going forward.”
Summers previously served as General Manager of Jeff Kwatinetz’s TV, Film and Music group, The Firm, and as President of the company’s record label, Prospect Park Records. In the role, he oversaw all signings, new and developing artists, as well as shepherding the existing roster. Prior to those positions, Summers was EVP, Chief Marketing Officer for Interscope Records and oversaw all creative functions for Universal Music Canada as Senior Vice-President, Marketing. Summers also sits on the advisory board of MusicUnites, the charity behind the rollout of The Compton Music Academy.