Adam Fujiki
Adam Fujiki

Fujiki Helms UMPG Canada, Marino Named UMC A&R VP

Adam Fujiki will head Universal Music Publishing Group’s publishing operation in Canada in a new role as Director, Creative/A&R. UMPG Canada’s VP of A&R Shawn Marino moves over to the label side at Universal Music Canada.

Based in Toronto, Fujiki will report to Evan Lamberg, UMPG President—North America, as well as locally to Jeffrey Remedios, Universal Music Canada President & CEO. In his new position, Fujiki will work closely with the company’s worldwide A&R team to identify, sign and develop talent and bolster global creative opportunities for UMPG songwriters.

Fujiki was most recently a creative executive with producer/manager Doc McKinney and DM2 Management, where he supported Corbin (FKA Spooky Black) and Psymun. Prior to this, he held various creative roles at Sony Music Entertainment Canada. He was also lead creative at Sony with Pirates Blend Records and instrumental in Sony’s distribution deal with Buzz Records.

“I’m grateful to Evan Lamberg for the opportunity to join this world class team and am very excited to be a part of UMPG and the Universal Music family,” Fujiki said of his appointment. "Canada has proven to cultivate some of the most successful, influential and respected artists, producers and songwriters in the world. I’m excited to work alongside Jeffrey Remedios and Shawn Marino, and honoured to be in the position to develop and nurture a new generation of Canadian creative.”

“Having known Adam from afar for years, I’m looking forward to working closely together," Remedios stated. "His creative instincts and energies will support and match our culture. Canadian songwriters and producers have never been more ascendant – and artists are at the centre of who we are as a company. This is no less true in label-side A&R, where Shawn will continue to prove a valued executive and champion of homegrown talent. I’ve enjoyed the process and product of our relationship this past year and confidently expect that to continue in our new capacity,” said Remedios.

“We are incredibly excited to have Adam Fujiki join our Universal Music Publishing family. He is one of the most songwriter and artist friendly creative executives I have met in a long time,” Lamberg added.



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