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Jeffrey Remedios named president and CEO of Universal Music Canada

TORONTO — Arts & Crafts co-founder Jeffrey Remedios has been named president and CEO of Universal Music Canada.

Remedios will succeed Randy Lennox, who has been appointed president of entertainment production and broadcasting at Bell Media.

Arts & Crafts was founded in 2003 after the release of Broken Social Scene's "You Forgot It In People" and now has label offices in Toronto, Los Angeles and Mexico City.

Remedios also founded the Toronto music festival Field Trip.

Universal Music Canada's roster of artists includes Justin Bieber, Drake, Shania Twain, the Weeknd, Carly Rae Jepsen, Nickelback, Hedley and the Tragically Hip.

Globally, Universal Music Group's labels include Interscope, A&M, Astralwerks, Capitol, Motown Records, Def Jam, Geffen, EMI, Island, Polydor and Virgin Records.

With the departure of Remedios, Kieran Roy has been appointed president of Arts & Crafts.

"Randy will be a tough act to follow, having created one of the best companies in the music industry," Remedios said in a release.

"I'm looking forward to working with Universal Music Canada's extraordinary roster of artists and executives to continue their stellar record of artistic and commercial excellence."

The Canadian Press

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