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Price Named SVP Sony Music Group

(CelebrityAccess MediaWire) —

Alan Price has been named senior vice resident, Finance and Operations, Sony Music Label Group U.S. He is based in New York and reports to Don Ienner, chief executive officer, Sony Music Label Group U.S. and to Kevin Kelleher, chief financial officer of Sony BMG.

In his new role, Price is responsible for overseeing financial and operational matters for the labels and divisions within the Group, including Columbia Records, Epic Records, Sony Music Nashville and Sony Urban Music. He will also manage the Group's efforts in the areas of scheduling and production, strategic planning and organizational matters.

"This promotion recognizes the many contributions that Alan has already made to the Group," said Ienner. "Alan and I have known each other for a long time, and he has been a key advisor on the Group's day to day finances and operations. His wise counsel has helped us to set up a solid business foundation for both our individual labels and the Group overall. He brings a unique blend of financial know-how and a passion for music."

"Alan is essential to the Group — he's our right hand man. I have known him since he started at Epic and have always been impressed by his many talents. This newly expanded role will provide him an even broader platform, and will enable him to make even greater contributions to our long term growth and development," said Michele Anthony, president and chief operating officer, Sony Music Label Group U.S. "With Alan in place we have the support and resources we need to focus on our core business."

Most recently Price served as senior vice president, Finance, Sony Music Label Group, since 2004. Prior to that, he was senior vice president, Finance, Sony Music. During his tenure there he oversaw financial and operational matters for the company. From 2000-2001, he was vice president, Finance, Sony Music. He joined the company in 1991 as financial analyst and subsequently moved to Epic Records in the same role. In 1995, he was named vice president, Finance for the WORK Group based in Los Angeles. Price worked at Arthur Andersen from 1988-1990. –Jane Cohen and Bob Grossweiner