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Peter Edge Outlines New Structure at RCA Records

 width=The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that with the official naming two weeks ago of and president/COO Tom Corson, the rest of the Music Group team is falling into place.  In a memo sent to staff on Tuesday, Edge announced that Riccitelli will lead the pop/rock promotion teams, while Mark Pitts becomes president of Urban Music/Bystorm Entertainment. Geo Bivens, meanwhile, will run the urban promotion staff. Keith Naftaly, Rani Hancock and David Wolter will assume senior A&R positions.

Aaron Borns, Lisa Cambridge and Carolyn Williams will lead the marketing department. And Karen Lamberton will oversee film and TV licensing/strategic marketing. Bob Anderson will run sales, Mika El-Baz will oversee the publicity team, and Samantha Lecca will run the .

On the business side, Dan Zucker will lead business affairs and Cliff Silver will head up finance.

In another move, the company will now issue all releases under the RCA Records label. Writes Edge: “With that established, we will be a powerhouse second to none in terms of our extraordinary roster.”

Sources tell Billboard.biz the label is also planning to lay off about 22 today.  Among those believed to have been cut are RCA senior of artist development ; RCA senior VP of A&R Jeff Aldrich,  RCA senior VP of rhythm-crossover promotion Michael Williams,  Jive senior VP of video & production Janet Kleinbaum,  RCA VP of promotion administration Joan Fallon, and RCA VP of top 40 promotion Dyer.

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