UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP has promoted CAPITOL Studios & Digital Studios VP ROEY HERSHKOVITZ to VP/Sound & Picture and Head of WEST COAST Studios. He will be based in SANTA MONICA and will continue to report to EVP/Digital Studios CHRISTOPHER JENKINS and SVP/Recording Studios & Archive Management PAT KRAUS.
JENKINS said, “ROEY has that rare combination of deep creative relationships and instincts, technical chops and a deep passion for both music and visual content. I’m thrilled that ROEY will be able to apply his unique skills in this wider role.”
KRAUS said, “This new role recognizes ROEY’s broader contributions to operating our cutting-edge studios that provide unmatched resources for recording artists and songwriters to be their most creative. ROEY continues to play a key role in driving audio innovation and the broader adoption of immersive audio across studio, consumer product and creative communities.”
HERSHKOVITZ, a former television producer, booker, and music production supervisor with credits including “CONAN,” “THE TONIGHT SHOW,” “LATE NIGHT,” and “THE OFFICE,” said, “UMG’s recording studios continue to drive audio and video innovation across the industry and play an essential role in developing the technology, tools and leadership that allow our labels and artists to provide fans with the leading catalog of music mixed in DOLBY Atmos. We’re now applying that same successful formula to how we capture, manage and distribute visual media and live streaming, providing even more ways for artists to engage with their fans. This is an exciting time in the industry and I’m thankful to (President/Global Operations & Advanced Media Services) MICHAEL FREY, CHRIS and PAT for this tremendous opportunity.”