TORONTO, (CelebrityAccess) – Universal Music Group announced that they have named Jeffrey Remedios as President and Chief Executive Officer of Universal Music Canada, effective September 21.
Mr. Remedios will succeed Randy Lennox, who has been appointed President of Entertainment Production and Broadcasting at Bell Media, Canada’s largest television, radio and digital media company.
Mr. Remedios co-founded the independant Canadian label, publishing and management company Arts & Crafts in 2003 after the release of Broken Social Scene’s album "You Forgot It in People." He also founded Field Trip, Toronto’s community music and arts festival.
Remedios serves as Chairman of FACTOR, the Foundation Assisting Canadian Talent on Recordings, and belongs to the boards of CARAS, the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, and TMAC, the City of Toronto Music Advisory Counsel.
Prior to Arts & Crafts, Remedios worked at Virgin Music Canada, later EMI Music Canada, for seven years, holding positions in Media & Artist Relations and Digital Marketing, rising to Director of National Promotion. He graduated from Hamilton’s McMaster University in 1998 with an Honors Commerce Degree and a minor in Music. McMaster presented Remedios with its Alumni Gallery Award in 2013. – Staff Writers