NEW YORK (VIP-NEWS) — Carmine Coppola has been named Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Sony Music Entertainment.
He will report to Kevin Kelleher, Sony Music Chief Operating Officer, in the role.
As EVP & CFO, Coppola will be responsible for managing Sony Music’s worldwide financial operations, as well as its information technology group.
The exec effectively replaces Kelleher as CFO at the major.
Kelleher stepped up to COO earlier this month – working under new Sony Music CEO Rob Stringer.
Coppola, who has been with Sony Music for 25 years, is being promoted from his current role of Global Controller and Executive Vice President, Global Finance, Sony Music Entertainment, where he oversees Global Financial Planning and Analysis, Global Financial Reporting and U.S. Shared Financial Services.
Kelleher stated, “I have worked with Carmine for many years and he has tremendous in-depth knowledge of our worldwide financial operations.
“He has worked in many roles within the finance team over the course of his career with Sony Music, and we look forward to benefiting from his wealth of experience as we further grow our business around the world.”
Stated Coppola, “This role is a great opportunity and I am excited to take on the many challenges ahead. I would like to thank Kevin Kelleher for his confidence in me and I look forward to his continued guidance.
“As the industry is growing and quickly evolving, this is an important time for our business. I look forward to collaborating with the Sony Music executive team under the leadership of Rob Stringer to achieve even greater success for our artists and labels.”
Coppola joined Sony Music in 1992 from PricewaterhouseCoopers and Prevor Marketing International.
His previous roles at the major include Chief Financial Officer for Sony Music International, and Senior Vice President of Sony Music’s U.S. Finance and Operations.
Over the years, Coppola has been a contributor to many of Sony Music’s business development initiatives, including deals with Michael Jackson and Simon Cowell, and the acquisitions of The Orchard, Ministry of Sound and Ultra Records