Universal Music appoints new head of international communications for jazz

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by Keiligh Baker

Universal Music Group has announced a series of executive management appointments within the Global Classics and Jazz division.

From February 4 Rachel Tregenza joins as Head of International Communications and Artist Strategy, Global Classics and Jazz, after nearly five years at Decca where she has worked across numerous key media campaigns, including Sheku Kanneh-Mason, Max Richter and Andrea Bocelli.

Rachel will help to amplify the global storytelling across classics and jazz, working alongside our label colleagues and UMG Global Communications.

From April 1 Anja Boenicke joins as Head of Artist and Brand Partnerships, Global Classics and Jazz from Deutsche Grammophon where she was responsible for the operational running of DG120 – a major worldwide celebration of the label’s 120th anniversary.

Anja will help lead brand partner relations for our classical and jazz labels and artists.

Announcing the changes, Dickon Stainer, President and CEO of Global Classics and Jazz, said, “These new appointments represent an exciting evolution within our business and offer new opportunities to our labels and artists. These roles and functions will help shape our global strategy to ensure that we continue to deliver category-leading performance on behalf of our artists and our audiences.”

The key appointments mark a significant expansion to the Global Classics and Jazz division, as the genre continues to evolve through streaming and digital innovation, and offers exciting creative and commercial opportunities for UMG labels and artists