| 29 Nov 2023
Universal Music Group names Michael Frey President of Supply Chan and Media

MUMBAI: Universal Music Group (UMG), the world's leading music company, has named Michael Frey, President of Supply Chain & Media Services effective 10 November. Frey, who joins UMG from his current role as President, Sony Digital Audio Disc Corporation (DADC) New Media Solutions, will oversee UMG's global digital and physical supply chains, production/logistics and asset management. He will report to UMG's EVP and Chief Financial Officer, Boyd Muir.

In making the announcement, Muir said, "Michael brings his experience in music, technology and media along with a compelling style of leadership to this vital position, which combines strategic and commercial responsibilities. As the global leader in music, we require state-of-the-art infrastructures to manage music and related content across a variety of partners and platforms. As the industry becomes more diverse and complex, requiring best-in-class structures and systems to leverage opportunities, companies simply must have highly capable executives such as Michael if they are to succeed. We are thrilled to have him in this role."

Frey stated, "Music is in the midst of an exciting transition, one that will bring opportunities for artists and fans alike. With this transition comes the need to develop systems and strategies that will ensure we're delivering the best services to all of our stakeholders. I am particularly excited to join the most progressive team in music and help drive strategy going forward."

Frey joined Sony Corporation of America in 2004 and was named its President of New Media Solutions in 2010. Frey served as the Senior Vice President of Supply Chain Operations for Technicolor from 2002 to 2004, overseeing operations of the company's Home Entertainment Services Division. Prior to joining Technicolor, Frey was the Senior Vice President, Customer Fulfillment Operations and iMusic for EMI Music Distribution.