rfocus.orgSanta Monica, February 21, 2018 — Vince Szydlowski has been appointed Executive Vice President of Commercial Sales for Universal Music Enterprises (UMe), it was announced today by Bruce Resnikoff, President/CEO, UMe.  In his new position, Szydlowski will oversee UMe’s commercial business, including the development and execution of UMe’s strategies in both the digital & physical space. He will work closely with all UMG labels and all UMG partners to maximize commercial opportunities for the world’s largest music catalog.

Szydlowski comes to UMe directly from his role as Senior Vice President of Label Sales for Capitol Music Group, a position he held since mid-2014.  At Capitol, Szydlowski had an active hand in the planning and execution of the commercial success for such key artists as Sam Smith, Katy Perry, Lil Yachty, Niall Horan, Beck and many others. Previously he was the Vice President of National Sales for Universal Music Group Distribution (UMGD), a position he held for seven years.  At UMGD, he managed and developed national sales account teams representing Universal Music Group labels to key accounts and partners including Apple, Google, YouTube & Amazon. He also worked closely with label and vendor partners to establish robust promotional release campaigns, negotiate business terms and develop and execute business strategies.

Bruce Resnikoff commented, “Vince brings to UMe years of sales and commercial experience along with and a wealth of music knowledge and an innovative and creative spirit. These attributes make him the ideal candidate to lead our team and develop and implement new strategies across the many platforms in the ever-changing commercial landscape.”

“Bruce and his team at UMe have been recognized by Billboard and the industry as the leading catalog label for many years. I’m excited to join UMe and lead the Commercial Team to build even more opportunities for our incredible roster of artists,” adds Szydlowski.

Prior to joining the UMG family in 2004, Szydlowski was the Senior Director of Product for Virgin Entertainment Group for six years, overseeing the retail chain’s product purchasing, merchandising and promotion.  He began his industry career at Virgin in 1992.