Universal Music Group has appointed Roey Hershkovitz, a broadly revered tv producer and recording trade government, to Vice President of Sound & Image.
UMG says that, on this newly created position, Hershkovitz will lead visible content material seize throughout the corporate’s studios, develop new programming and construct on the corporate’s work in immersive audio.
In his new position, Hershkovitz will work throughout UMG’s studios globally, in addition to with Joe McCrossan, Head of Video Providers, to develop new methods. that construct upon the corporate’s multimedia companies and capabilities obtainable to file labels, recording artists and songwriters.
Moreover, Hershkovitz has been named Head of West Coast Studios, the place he’ll proceed to supervise Capitol Studios and the legendary facility’s ongoing renovation.
He was additionally appointed to UMG’s Audio Management group to drive inventive innovation and audio high quality, together with Dolby Atmos Music adoption throughout a variety of shopper merchandise.
Hershkovitz will now be primarily based out of Santa Monica and proceed to report back to Christopher Jenkins, Government Vice President of Digital Studios, and Pat Kraus, Senior Vice President of Recording Studios & Archive Administration.
Beforehand, Hershkovitz served as Vice President of Capitol Studios & Digital Studios, the place he oversaw Capitol Studios’ recording, monitoring, mixing and mastering operations and label relations, in addition to expanded the studios’ audio-visual operations by integrating new know-how.
Previous to becoming a member of Common Music Group and Capitol Studios, Hershkovitz had constructed a two decade-long profession as a booker, producer and music manufacturing supervisor for Conan O’Brien throughout CONAN, in addition to NBC’s The Tonight Present and Late Evening.
Throughout his tenure at CONAN, Hershkovitz produced historic musical performances acts comparable to Bastille, Bon Jovi, Infantile Gambino, Drake, Think about Dragons, Norah Jones, The Killers, Kendrick Lamar, Pearl Jam, Paul Simon, U2, White Stripes, Neil Younger and 5 Seconds of Summer time, amongst many extra.
Working his means up the ladder starting as a present intern, Hershkovitz first joined O’Brien as a Submit Manufacturing Supervisor, the place he was instrumental within the present’s transition to using a digital enhancing course of, in addition to shifting the present from standard-definition to high-definition decision.
He additionally served as Area Producer for lots of the present’s distant comedy segments (‘Triumph The Insult Comedian Canine at Star Wars,’ ‘Conan Goes to Finland’) and individually served as Co-Producer for a number of episodes of NBC’s hit present “The Workplace,” which ran for 9 seasons.
“Roey has that uncommon mixture of deep inventive relationships and instincts, technical chops and a deep ardour for each music and visible content material.”
Christopher Jenkins, Common Music Group
Of the appointment, Jenkins stated: “Roey has that uncommon mixture of deep inventive relationships and instincts, technical chops and a deep ardour for each music and visible content material. I’m thrilled that Roey will be capable of apply his distinctive expertise on this wider position.”
Kraus stated: “This new position acknowledges Roey’s broader contributions to working our cutting-edge studios that present unmatched sources for recording artists and songwriters to be their most inventive. Roey continues to play a key position in driving audio innovation and the broader adoption of immersive audio throughout studio, shopper product and artistic communities.”
“UMG’s recording studios proceed to drive audio and video innovation throughout the trade and play an important position in growing the know-how, instruments and management”
Hershkovitz added: “UMG’s recording studios proceed to drive audio and video innovation throughout the trade and play an important position in growing the know-how, instruments and management that permit our labels and artists to offer followers with the main catalog of music combined in Dolby Atmos.
“We’re now making use of that very same profitable components to how we seize, handle and distribute visible media and stay streaming, offering much more methods for artists to interact with their followers. That is an thrilling time within the trade and I’m grateful to Michael Frey, Chris and Pat for this great alternative.
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