Presented by the David M. Rezak Music Business Lecture Series
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Melissa Thomas–Senior vice president, international marketing, Columbia Records & Epic Records
Melissa Thomas is responsible for driving the priorities of Sony Music’s U.S. labels internationally. She develops and executes international marketing campaigns for artists and enhances the market presence of artists in other countries around the world. Thomas helps to oversee the international marketing team based in both New York and London with a focus on promotion, international digital marketing and sales.
Thomas was most recently vice president international for Epic Records, overseeing the global team that has broken Fifth Harmony, Zara Larsson, Meghan Trainor, DJ Khaled, Future, French Montana, Camila Cabello and Travis Scott, among others, while simultaneously leading Sony Music’s international urban team.
She began her career with Sony Music in London in 2005, working on the U.K. international team where she spent eight years before transferring to Sony Music’s U.S. international team in New York.
Previously, Thomas worked for Universal Motown Records and Universal Music Canada.
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This event was published on March 9, 2020.