Disney hires iTunes man as music group director

The Walt Disney Company has appointed former iTunes head of content Martin Morales as executive director for its Buena Vista Music Group across Europe, Middle East and Africa. He joined the company this month.

Morales will be responsible for operations across the group including marketing and promotional activities, driving sales, managing relationships with licensees and developing new product initiatives. He will also develop music products for other areas of the company.

He joins the company from iTunes, where he oversaw content across Europe. He developed programming, scouted new music and trends and developed campaigns to boost sales. Prior to that, he worked at record company Stimulus.

The Buena Vista Music Group includes the company’s recorded music and music publishing operations including Hollywood Records, Walt Disney Records, Lyric Street recordings and Walt Disney Music Publishing.

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