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Reese Upped to head of promo at CMG

REESE'S PIECES: Dennis Reese has been promoted to Head of Promotion for the Capitol Music Group, EVP Greg Thompson announced this morning. In his new post, Reese will oversee all promotion efforts for Capitol and Virgin, as well as providing support for the promotion efforts of Blue Note, Harvest and Astralwerks. Reese has relocated to L.A. and is working in the Tower. "Dennis is a passionate music executive who possesses an unmatched knowledge of the ever-changing landscape of radio, and his relationships and respect in that world are second to none," said Thompson, resisting the urge to throw in a "Hey buddy." "On top of it all, Dennis is a trusted and loyal friend.  He is an invaluable member of our team, and I congratulate him on this well-deserved promotion." Reese commented, "Success starts at the top. With Lucian Grange's commitment and Steve Barnett's vision, the Capitol Music Group is on its way to being the best in the business, and I can't thank them enough for this opportunity to play a part in the rejuvenation of one of the most historic music labels ever. Greg Thompson and I have been together long enough to finish each other's sentences. His friendship means the world to me, and I couldn't think of doing this with or for anyone else." Reese has been at Capitol since 2004, most recently as SVP Promotion. He previously worked at Elektra and Columbia. (2/28a)

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