Sam Jackson, Senior Managing Editor of the Smooth, Gold and Classic FM stations, has joined Universal Music as de facto head of classics. His role will be similar to that formerly occupied by Costa Pilavachi.
Dickon Stainer, President and CEO of Global Classics and Jazz for Universal Music Group (UMG), the world leader in music-based entertainment, today announced the appointment of respected music industry leader, Sam Jackson, in a newly created global leadership role. He will become Executive Vice President, Global Classics and Jazz, reporting to Stainer, based in the company’s London headquarters.
Jackson’s new role reflects the ongoing evolution of the genre, focusing on innovation in listening and a greater awareness of audience and consumption habits to drive global growth for UMG artists. Working with the division’s leadership team, Jackson will bring his knowledge of audience access, touchpoints and discovery to international marketing, content creation, brand expansion, digital innovation and strategic communication.