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Universal appointments – Polydor, Deutsche Grammophon

By | Published on Friday 5 November 2010

Universal Music has announced the promotion of Ross Anderson to the role of Creative Director at its Polydor division. Anderson has been at the label for ten years already, commissioning videos and more recently working as Head Of Audio Visual. In his new job he’ll be responsible for creating a new audio-visual business under the Polydor banner, while also continuing to oversee the label’s music video operations.

He’ll report to Polydor MD Joe Munns, who told Music Week: “Ross’s creativity and reputation within the industry are second to none. I look forward to working with him on creating new opportunities for our artists and our company”.

Elsewhere in the Universal empire, Ute Fesquet has been promoted to the role of VP A&R for Deutsche Grammophon, one of the major’s key classical labels. Fesquet, a cellist, journalist and musicologist as well as a label exec, has worked at the major for over a decade in marketing and A&R roles. In her new role she will lead the Deutsche Grammophon A&R team.

She will report to Deutsche Grammophon President Michael Lang, who told CMU: “I’ve had the pleasure to work with Ute for almost ten years – and I look forward to many more. She embodies the creativity, spirit, knowledge, dedication, and personality of Deutsche Grammophon. I’m thrilled that she will bring these qualities – and more – to her new, well-deserved role as our Vice President of A&R”.