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Aaron Promoted To SVP International Atlantic Records

(CelebrityAccess MediaWire) —

Tom Aaron has been
appointed senior vice president of International for Atlantic
Records based at the company's New York headquarters. The
announcement was made today by Atlantic Chairman/CEO Craig Kallman
and President Julie Greenwald. Aaron joins Atlantic following an
11-year stint at Columbia Records, where he was most recently Vice
President and Head of the label's International Department.

In his new post, Aaron oversees the day-to-day activities of
Atlantic's International Department, with a focus on developing global
marketing and artist development plans for the label's roster.

"More than at
any time in the history of our industry, the music business is a
global business," said Atlantic Chairman Craig Kallman. "The development of truly international stars is one
of our highest priorities at Atlantic, especially as new technology
and the global media explosion continue to break down boundaries
between people, countries, and cultures. Tom's years of experience
working in and running the international department at a major label
and his expertise in breaking artists on a global level are second to
none. I am very happy to welcome Tom to the Atlantic family, and I
know he has great things in store for us around the world."

"Tom is an extremely talented executive who
comes armed with a wealth of experience and knowledge of the global
marketplace," Atlantic President Julie Greenwald. "It is so important for Atlantic to continue to develop
and break international superstars around the world-performers whose
music crosses all borders and cultures. Tom's creative and aggressive
promotional and marketing strategies will undoubtedly help spearhead
our efforts on the international front. I am thrilled to welcome him
to the Atlantic team."

Aaron began his career in the music industry in 1991 as a
marketing assistant at EMI Records. The following year, he joined
Columbia Records' International Department as an assistant. In 1993,
he was named coordinator and subsequently advanced through the ranks
of the department, serving as manager, associate director, sirector,
senior director, and vice president. In 2001, he was named head of
Columbia's International Department. –Bob Grossweiner and Jane Cohen