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Universal appoints new global comms chief

By | Published on Tuesday 2 April 2013

Universal Music

Universal Music has announced the appointment of a new worldwide communications chief who will replace the firm’s long-time comms boss Peter LoFrumento, who is exiting the mega-major to pursue a new currently unknown role elsewhere.

The new recruit is Will Tanous, who was previously EVP of Comms & Marketing at Warner Music. In his new Universal job he’ll take the title of EVP and Head Of Global Communications, reporting into the major’s top man Lucian Grainge.

Confirming the new appointment, Grainge told CMU: “Will is widely recognised for having been a trusted strategic advisor to many CEOs in the media industry. He has a deep understanding of the opportunities and challenges related to the intersection of entertainment and technology, and as such, joins UMG at an important time in the evolution of our company. I’m looking forward to working closely with Will as we continue to lead the industry’s transformation and strengthen UMG’s standing as the most dynamic and innovative home for the world’s greatest recording artists and songwriters”.