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Sony Music Korea appoints new MD

By | Published on Tuesday 7 September 2021

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Sony Music Korea has promoted Bobby Ju to the role of Managing Director. He takes over from Joseph Chang, and will report into the major’s snappily-titled President Of Corporate Strategy And Market Development For Asia And The Middle East, which is Shridhar Subramaniam.

Having joined the major’s South Korean business a decade ago, in his most recent role Ju headed up A&R, distribution, label relations, artist management and outbound marketing, which makes you wonder what else the MD job could involve. Plenty I am sure.

“Bobby is testament to the talent and expertise we have in our Korea team, and I’m delighted he has agreed to lead the company in the next exciting phase of our growth and expansion”, says Subramaniam. “He is known for always putting the artist first, which is why he has such strong relationships with our artists, both new and established, and has already earned the trust of our strategic partners in Korea”.

“Bobby is building off a robust platform that has been well established over the past few years and inherits an excellent management team”, he goes on, “so I know he will do great things and I am excited to see what’s to come”.

Ju himself adds: “It is an honour to be leading the business into its next phase of growth. Korea is a fast-growing market and continues to deliver global hit after hit, proving that music transcends borders and cultures and requires no passport to have global appeal. I have the privilege to work with a great leadership team who are passionate about our artists and know what it takes to deliver global success, so I can’t wait to get started”.

There are some other rejigs at Sony Music Korea too. Elin Her becomes General Manager Of Marketing for Korea, in addition to her role as Senior Director Of Marketing for China. Taeky Kim has been promoted to Director Of Digital Business and Hugh Kim becomes Senior Director Of Marketing For International Repertoire.