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LABEL NEWS: Inpop Records Names Poznanski Director Of Markting & Franklin Named VP Of Urban Promotion At J/Arista Records

(CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Inpop Records has named Rob Poznanski director of marketing. As a seven-year veteran of the Christian music industry, Poznanski will oversee all aspects of marketing for the label and its artist roster, which includes such groups as Superchick, Shane and Shane, Tree63 and Plus One.

"We're very excited about the addition of Rob Poznanski to the staff at Inpop Records," said Steve Ford, Inpop's general manager. "Rob has worked with many of the most successful artists in our industry, and the experience he brings to this position will enhance the effectiveness of our artist marketing and development."

Poznanski began his career in 1997 with Sublime Records and was shortly thereafter named to the national promotion staff of Essential Records. During that time, he worked with Jars of Clay, Caedmon's Call, Bebo Norman, Third Day and others. Most recently, Poznanski served as part of the national promotions team for Sparrow Label Group, where he worked with such artists as Switchfoot, ZOEgirl, Jump5, Newsboys and Delirious.

"I'm thrilled to have the opportunity to work with the artists and staff of Inpop Records," said Poznanski. "I truly believe that Inpop is poised to enjoy unprecedented success. It's exciting to see the growth that the label has experienced over the last year, and I'm looking forward to launching new projects from our key artists this fall." –Jane Cohen and Bob Grossweiner

Franklin Named VP Of Urban Promotion At J/Arista Records

CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Randy Franklin has been named vice president of urban promotion for J/Arista Records, Previously, he served as president of his own consulting firm, RF Entertainment, where he worked with various labels. Before launching his own firm, he held the position of senior vice president of promotions at Loud Records, playing a key role in the radio success of projects from Mobb Deep, Xzibit, Three Six Mafia, Project Pat and Wu-Tang Clan, to name a few. He also served as ice president of promotion at Epic Records, (Ginuwine, Jennifer Lopez, Cam'ron and Macy Gray), and also held the position of vice president of urban promotion for 550 Music.

"Randy will be a tremendous asset to the company, bringing many years of experience and great relationships with radio to J/Arista. He has an amazing track record and it's a pleasure to have Randy on board," said Ken Wilson, Sr. VP, urban promotion.

"I'm excited at the opportunity to be a part of the phenomenal success that Clive Davis, Charles Goldstuck, Ken Wilson and J/Arista Records have achieved," said Franklin. –Bob Grossweiner and Jane Cohen