(CelebrityAccess MediaWire) —
Universal Music Group (UMG) has promoted Susan Povich to vice president of Business & Legal Affairs for eLabs, UMG's new media and technologies division. Previously, Povich served as senior director for eLabs, negotiating agreements for digital and wireless distribution of UMG repertoire, as well as agreements for new revenue streams for existing repertoire. She will continue to be based in UMG's New York City offices and report to David Ring, senior vice president of Business Development & Business Affairs, eLabs.
"Susan is true professional who brings years of experience to the table. Her contributions to eLabs and UMG have been invaluable over the years," stated Ring. "We look forward to her continued expertise in negotiating partnerships and other agreements for eLabs and it is our pleasure to expand the playing field for her even further with this well deserved promotion."
Prior to joining Universal four years ago, Povich worked with Russell Simmons on his Internet venture, 360HipHop.com, as senior vice president of Business Development and Business Affairs. She previously headed her own firm, Povich Kelly Associates, P.C., and was a pioneer in the legal representation of Internet companies. –Bob Grossweiner and Jane Cohen