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"Over the last year, Ron has overseen the restructuring of Fontana into a digital player second to none in the world of music distribution."
—-Jim Urie on promotion of Ron Spaulding

IT'S OFFICIAL: SPAULDING PRESIDENT OF FONTANA

Veteran Sales Official Upped from EVP/GM of UMGD's Indie Distribution Arm
We told you it was happening, and now it's a done deal.

Ron Spaulding has been promoted to President of UMGD's indie distribbery Fontana by President/CEO Jim Urie. Spaulding was previously EVP/GM.

Said Urie: “Since joining us, Ron has brought extensive retail contacts and a wealth of credibility within the artistic community which the Fontana Team has translated into a great success story. In the past year alone, Fontana has had enormous accomplishments on both the indie and the Top 200 charts and has up-streamed numerous artists to our labels. Moreover, over the last year, Ron has overseen the restructuring of Fontana into a digital player second to none in the world of music distribution. His sense of humor and infectious enthusiasm has energized all of us that have the pleasure to work with him every day. We are delighted to expand the playing field even more with this well-deserved promotion. Now, which one is he again?”

Added Spaulding: “Being a part of Fontana has been one of the most personally rewarding and professionally fulfilling experiences of my career. I cannot thank Jim enough for his generous support and confidence; and working closely with the entire Fontana team continues to be a constant source of inspiration since they are second to none. We have built a vibrant and musically diverse company, with a spirited and competitive staff. I am looking forward to building further upon that winning energy; we are only just beginning to realize the possibilities of what we can accomplish. And in honor of original Fontana artist The Troggs... Wild thing, I think I love you.”

Prior to joining Fontana, Spaulding served as EVP/GM of Asylum and EastWest Records, overseeing the day-to-day operations of both labels. He also served as SVP Sales at WEA, SVP Sales at Elektra Entertainment Group and in a number of senior positions at Priority Records.

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