Paula Salvatore appointed Vice President of Consumer Relations and Studio Advertising at Common
Paula Salvatore has been named vice president of customer relations and studio marketing for Universal Music Group.
In this newly created role, according to UMG, Salvatore will oversee customer relationships, booking and studio marketing in the company’s US commercial recording studios.
Salvatore will remain based in Los Angeles and report to Patrick Kraus, senior vice president of recording studios and archive management.
The manager will also work with the studio executive team to develop and maintain UMG’s global strategy for recording studios.
Salvatore has been Vice President of Studio Administration and Sales at Capitol Studios for over 30 years and has been responsible for its operations since 1990.
The studio veteran played a key role in recording for artists such as James Taylor and Tony Bennett.
Salvatore also worked with Grammy icon Al Schmitt, Paul McCartney, Diana Krall, Natalie Cole, Barbara Streisand and Frank Sinatra.
Before joining Capitol Studios, Salvatore ran Sound City Studios in Van Nuys, California.
“The last 30 years at Capitol Studios have been an extraordinary time.”
Salvatore said, “I am very excited to take on this new role at UMG and join the company’s growing list of the best recording studios and facilities.
“The last 30 years at Capitol Studios have been an extraordinary time in both my life and career, and I am thrilled to continue interacting with so many friends I have made during this time.
“I am grateful to Pat Kraus and Michael Frey for this wonderful opportunity and look forward to some extraordinary recording sessions in the future.”
“There are very few people in our industry with Paula’s extensive relationships and deep knowledge of recording studio management.”
Patrick Kraus, UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP
Kraus said, “There are very few people in our industry with Paula’s extensive relationships and deep knowledge of recording studio management.
“Put simply, Paula is a legend in our field – highly respected and popular with recording artists, engineers and producers.
“This increased role will leverage her expertise in managing Capitol Studios across all UMG facilities in the US and in our global strategy.”Music business worldwide