MCA Records Senior Vice President of Promotion Craig Lambert today announced the appointment of Johnny Coppola to the post of vice president of promotion. In his new post Coppola will oversee national radio and dance promotion for all rhythm, crossover, and dance-oriented artists and releases. Coppola is based at MCA’s Santa Monica headquarters.
Coppola joins MCA after a three-year tenure at Capitol Records where he held a similar post. The Boston native launched his record industry career in 1989 at Columbia Records, where he first served as manager of dance music promotion, and in 1990 was promoted to associate director of Crossover promotion. In 1992 he was named director of Top 40/Crossover promotion at Columbia imprint Chaos Recordings. He then joined the Los Angeles based Work Group in 1995 as senior director of promotion and was promoted to vice president of promotion in 1997.
In making the announcement, Lambert said, “John brings a wealth of knowledge and enthusiasm. His relationships and executive abilities further emphasize our commitment to our artists and the Crossover arena. It is with great pleasure that the entire MCA family welcomes him.”
Coppola said of his new position, “I’m very excited to work with Craig Lambert, who has been a friend and mentor throughout my career. I see many expanding opportunities for MCA artists working in the crossover arena, and I know we’re going to enjoy a great deal of success with them in the months ahead.”