David Gray Named EVP A&R At UMPG


LOS ANGELES, (CelebrityAccess) – Universal Music Publishing Group has promoted David Gray to the role of Executive Vice President/Head of West Coast A&R.

Based in Los Angeles, Gray will oversee UPMG's A&R team, reporting to to Jody Gerson, UMPG Chairman and CEO, and Evan Lamberg, UMPG President – North America.

You might recognize the name. Gray previously worked as a songwriter, and the lead singer of the RCA Records-signed band Idle Wilds.

He went on to A&R roles at Zomba and then David Massey’s Daylight Records imprint at Sony Music. After Sony, Gray became SVP A&R at Syco Music, where he developed artists signed to the label from the TV shows X Factor and America’s Got Talent.

In addition Gray oversaw contestant music for both TV series.