Max Siegel has been named to the role of president of Verity Records as well as vice president of Zomba Music Group, USA. Siegel will be charged with running the operations of Verity Records and will seek strategic opportunities for the rest of Zomba’s network of music companies.
The announcement was made last week by Barry Weiss, president of Jive Records and Tom Carrabba, Jive’s senior vice president and general manager. Siegel will be based in Verity’s New York offices.
“Max’s rich experience coupled with his entrepreneurial spirit makes him the perfect choice to help take Verity to the next level of success,” said Weiss. “We will also look to utilize Max’s vast contacts and experience to help serve other areas of the Zomba Music Group beyond Verity.”
Siegel joins Verity from Tommy Boy Records. Prior to Tommy Boy, Siegel practiced law and represented recording artists and producers including Steve Huff, Ketara Wyatt, Sparkle, Krystal Harris, Yolanda Adams as well as Verity artists John P. Kee and Fred Hammond. In his law practice, he has also represented professional athletes such as Tony Gwynn, Reggie White, Antonio Davis and Ricky Guitierrez. Siegel’s work in entertainment and sports also included the representation of several U.S. Olympic governing bodies and the Seattle Mariners.
“Zomba is the world’s leading independent music company and Verity is the leading gospel label,” Siegel said. I feel very fortunate to be given this opportunity to build on the success that Verity has already achieved and to initiate and expand company marketing and promotional opportunities across all Zomba music divisions, thereby helping to continue Verity’s and Zomba’s role as industry leaders.”