MusicRow has confirmed the exits of Universal Music Group executives Beverly Keel and Ken Robold. These are the first staff changes following UMG’s acquisition of EMI’s recorded music division.
Robold served as Executive VP/GM, and Keel worked as Sr. VP Artist & Media Relations. Both had contracts that were up for renewal.
Robold had been with the company over 21 years where he oversaw day to day operations including sales, digital, production, finance and administration.
Keel joined the label group in 2010 and has over 20 years experience as a journalist and 15 as a music industry professor at Middle Tennessee State University. Reach her at 615-310-5602 or email her here.
More staff and artist changes are expected as UMG integrates EMI’s operations including Capitol Records Nashville. This ongoing process will likely take place in the coming weeks, and possibly into the new year.
Former Capitol Nashville head Mike Dungan took on the Chairman & CEO post at Universal Music Nashville Entertainment on May 1, in anticipation of the buyout’s regulatory approval. He succeeded Chairman & CEO Luke Lewis.
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