Sony Music Entertainment (SME) announced the promotion of Melissa Thomas to EVP, International Marketing, U.S. Repertoire. Thomas will continue to report to Rob Stringer, Chairman, Sony Music Group, who said, “Melissa knows how to harness the global power of our Company to help break our U.S. artists around the world. Her teams, in conjunction with our U.S. Record Labels, have created unique marketing campaigns that resonate with audiences and push our artists to success. I’m so happy that Melissa will be leading our U.S. Repertoire’s international marketing team for the future.

“Thomas was most SVP, International Marketing for SME’s U.S. Repertoire, serving as co-head of the department. She began her career with SME at Sony Music UK in 2005, working in international marketing for eight years. Prior to joining Sony in 2005, Thomas worked for Universal Motown Records in New York City and Universal Music Canada. “Music has no borders anymore,” Thomas said. “Our audiences are global from the beginning and hits can break from anywhere. I love bringing our U.S. artists to as many audiences as we can around the globe and I’m looking forward to the entire team continuing our unique marketing campaigns to shine a light on the creative talent coming from Sony Music.”