AUG 12 2011
With the appointment of veteran A&R executive Peter Edge as CEO of RCA Music Group, Sony Music Entertainment's leadership team under new chairman/CEO Doug Morris is coming into greater focus.
Edge, who was previously president of A&R at RCA, has been with the label group since the launch of J Records, where he signed Alicia Keys, Dido, Mario and Jamie Foxx. More recently, he has worked with Pitbull, Mike Posner, Jazmine Sullivan and former Floetry member Marsha Ambrosius.
Year to date, RCA Music Group's share of U.S. sales of albums and track-equivalent albums (where 10 digital tracks equals an album) totaled 7.7% through July 31, up slightly from 7.3% during the corresponding period last year.
Edge's promotion was announced in conjunction with that of Tom Corson, who has been appointed president/COO of RCA Music Group, where he had previously served as GM and executive VP.
Billboard.biz spoke with both executives to see what the future holds for the label.
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