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UMTV appoints Simon Barnabas as new MD

By | Published on Tuesday 19 April 2016

Universal Music

Universal Music UK’s compilations division UMTV has a new Managing Director in the form of Simon Barnabas, who has been poached from Sony Music. He replaces Adam Corke, who is taking up a new role as VP Commercial Affairs for UMG internationally.

Says the major’s UK CEO David Joseph: “Simon’s energy and innovation will lead the outstanding team at UMTV to even greater success with streaming playlists, visionary brand deals, unique artist projects and targeted compilation releases”

He goes on: “I am delighted he is joining us and would also like to thank Adam for an exceptional job in kickstarting the evolution of the label and wish him all the best in his new international role”.

As well as whacking out various compilation series on CD – including ‘This Is’, ‘Pop Party’ and ‘Clubland’ – UMTV also now oversees various playlist brands. How very modern.