Universal Music Publishing hires Walter Jones
By Andy Malt | Published on Wednesday 15 February 2017
Universal Music Publishing in the US has appointed Walter Jones as its new VP Creative, poaching him from rival Sony/ATV, where he was VP Urban A&R.
Speaking about the new hire, UMPG boss and big Walter Jones fan Jody Gerson says: “I’m a big Walter Jones fan. I love his passion for music and his deep relationships with the artist community. I am supportive of his growth as an executive and can’t wait to see what he achieves with us at UMPG”.
Jones adds: “I am excited to join UMPG’s incredible team and inspired by their commitment to the roster and fostering of new talent. I look forward to this exciting new chapter, and thank Jody Gerson for giving me the opportunity to contribute to the company’s growth, innovation, and success”.
Prior to working at Sony/ATV, Jones led a double life as international DJ and Director Of Membership (Rhythm & Soul) at collecting society ASCAP.