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Lisa Ellis      

Leading Music & Entertainment Executive

One of Billboard magazine's "Most Influential Women in Music," Lisa Ellis is an established music and entertainment executive, business woman, and writer.

She lends her business acumen and credibility in the marketplace - with social and business leaders alike - to Fireman Capital Partners, a Boston-based growth capital and private equity firm focused in the retail and consumer products sectors.

Previously, she served as executive vice president of Sony Music Label Group, working closely in all aspects of the Sony Music Label Group's day-to-day management of strategic planning, marketing, promotion, A&R, and media with a particular emphasis on broadening the growth of the company in the digital business.

As a music executive, her accomplishments run far and wide, from signing Grammy Award-winning artist John Legend and having her 2005 roster garner 26 nominations (including wins from artists such as Prince, Beyoncé, and Mary Mary) to marketing and promoting motion picture soundtracks for films such as Men in Black, Love Jones, Charlie's Angels, and Dreamgirls, which sold over two million copies and received an unprecedented four Academy Award nominations in the category of Original Song Recorded for a Motion Picture.

Lisa Ellis has been instrumental in the hands-on development, planning, and branding of such artists as Prince, Maxwell, Beyoncé, Mariah Carey, Will Smith, Lauryn Hill, Wyclef Jean, and Terrence Howard, just to name a few. Having worked closely with artists of such repute, she expertly speaks on the music industry and offers her insights into its future in fascinating keynotes.


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The Future of the Music Industry


Lisa Ellis Promoted to President, Sony Urban Music

NEW YORK, Dec. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Lisa Ellis has been promoted to President, Sony Urban Music, it was announced today by Don Ienner, Chief Executive Officer and Michele Anthony, President and Chief Operating Officer, Sony Music Label Group U.S. Most recently, Ms. Ellis served as General Manager, Sony Urban Music. She will report to both Mr. Ienner and Ms. Anthony and is based in New York.

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