TO: All SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT Employees
FROM: Rob Stringer
DATE: December 7, 2006
It is a pleasure to announce that Lisa Ellis has been named Executive Vice President, Sony Music Label Group, reporting directly to me. Lisa will work closely with me and be involved in all aspects of the Sony Music Label Group’s activities, with particular emphasis on broadening our growth as an entertainment company in the digital era. She will be a key executive in helping map out our future.
Lisa previously served as President of Sony Urban Music since 2005. Prior to that she served as Sony Urban’s General Manager. During her tenure with the company she has earned numerous industry awards, and has made important contributions to the growth and development of the company.
In addition, as a part of our ongoing development of our roster and new emerging artists in the evolving marketplace we are moving Sony Urban Music to Columbia Records Group. With the integration of Sony Urban Music and Columbia Records it puts the artist roster in a position of strength under one umbrella. We remain firmly committed to signing and breaking artists in the R&B, Hip Hop and Gospel genres.
Please join me in wishing Lisa well in her new role.