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WOLFE APPOINTED VP OF A&R AT UMe

Grammy-winning producer Dennis Wolfe has been appointed VP of A&R at UMe

In this newly created role, Wolfe will work closely with the company’s senior management team and the senior leadership at UMG’s labels, as well as with artists, managers and estates to develop strategic initiatives across UMG’s vast catalog.

Additionally, Wolfe will develop innovative and creative multi-media projects that drive value for UMG’s artists, fans and stakeholders. He'll be based in Los Angeles and report to Jane Gowen, EVP, Marketing and A&R, UMe.

In making the announcement, Gowen said, “Dennis’ involvement with numerous artists and managers, as well as being a former recording artist himself, are key to his collaborative, long term relationships with artists spanning UMG’s labels. Additionally, his background in branding and content strategy will help us build core activations beyond the traditional releases.”

A highly respected executive, with more than two decades of experience, as a consultant to UMe, Wolfe led UMG’s HD Remastering Initiative in partnership with YouTube, which brought more than 1,000 classic music videos from the 80’s, 90’s and 00’s to life in HD and high-quality audio for the first time. Wolfe previously served as Head of Catalog A&R for Capitol Records prior to UMG’s acquisition. In that role, he worked closely with major artists including The Beach Boys, co-producing “The Smile Sessions,” which won the Grammy for Best Historical Album. While at Capitol, Wolfe also worked with The Smashing Pumpkins, REM, Megadeth, Lenny Kravitz, A Perfect Circle, Bob Seger and many more. A former major label artist, Wolfe recorded and toured as the drummer for Virgin recording artists US Crush and The Exies

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