Universal Music Enterprises (UMe), the global catalog and special markets division at Universal Music Group, the world leader in music-based entertainment, appointed Susan Hilderley to the position of Executive Vice President of Business Affairs. Hilderley will be based in Los Angeles and report to Bruce Resnikoff, President & CEO, UMe.
Hilderley will ovesee all legal matters for UMe and will work closely with Resnikoff and other senior executives to develop and execute new business and legal strategies. She will also be working with artist managers and attorneys, as well as all UMe departments, to help facilitate UMe’s opportunites to grow revenues through both traditional and non-traditional channels.
In making the announcement, Resnikoff said, “Susan brings exemplary leadership skills, knowledge, and longstanding relationships with artist managers and attorneys to UMe. She is uniquely qualified to understand all aspects of our business with her extensive label experience at Geffen and IGA as well as her experience representing A-list artists at a top law firm.”
Hilderley said, “I’m thrilled to be joining Bruce and the outstanding team at UMe. UMG’s recorded music catalog is second to none, and I’m excited to help honor the artists’ legacies and introduce them to new generations of fans.”
Hilderley joins UMe from King, Holmes, Paterno & Soriano, LLP representing top talent including artists, producers, songwriters, record labels, music executives and entrepreneurs. She was previously part of the UMG family for more than 20 years most recently serving as the Executive Vice President and Head of Business and Legal Affairs at Interscope Geffen A&M Records where she worked with a wide range of artists including Guns N’ Roses, 50 Cent, Maroon 5, Eminem, and Sting. She began her career at Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP, after receiving her J.D. cum laude from Harvard Law School and her B.A. in psychology summa cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania.
She is also the co-creator and instructor for the UCLA School of Law Music Industry Clinic, which gives law students the opportunity to represent real clients in the Los Angeles music community under the supervision of a licensed attorney.