Universal Music appoints Lipson as VP


MUMBAI: Kevin Lipson has been appointed vice president of field sales and marketing for Universal Music Group Distribution (UMGD), it was announced today by Jim Urie, President UMGD.


Based in Universal City, Lipson will supervise the sales and marketing efforts of the company’s Regional Directors as well as its distribution sales staff. He will also be responsible for maintaining and cultivating the company’s regional account base. He will report directly to Urie.


“Kevin is a great ‘record man’ who will be a real asset to the company as we continue to meld the company’s physical and digital future,” said Urie. “We are extremely lucky to have someone of Kevin’s caliber at UMGD.”


Lipson was most recently the Executive Producer on Universal Music Enterprise’s Lethal Squad Mixtapes, where he was responsible for all aspects of the project including A&R, sales, marketing and new media. Prior to that, he was the Regional Director for UMGD’s Boston & DC regions, leading the division to two “Region of the Year” Awards. Throughout the years he has held senior sales and marketing positions at UMGD, and was also the Northeast Regional Sales Manager for the Island Def Jam Music Group.