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Veteran Promo Exec Segues To Replace Hubbert's Cupboard
Hooray for Hollywood. They've got themselves a new Promotion head.

Former Capitol VP National Promotion Justin "Three Coins In The" Fontaine has been named Senior Vice President of Promotion for Hollywood Records by Buena Vista Music Group Chairman Bob Cavallo.

Based at the label's Burbank headquarters, Fontaine will be responsible for the label's radio promotion efforts, encompassing all formats. He'll develop and implement national promotion campaigns, oversee the Hollywood Records national and field promotion staff and stock up on valuable limited edition Disney collectibles.

Before joining Capitol, Fontaine spent five years as VP Promotion for the Sony/WORK Group in Los Angeles. Before that, he was Chrysalis Records National Director Pop Promotion. He also handled regional promotion duties in the Midwest for Mercury Records and sold peanuts at Wrigley Field. He began his career with Capitol Records in Chicago as a Field Merchandiser.

Said Cavallo: "I'm delighted to welcome Justin to Hollywood Records. It's a great time in the label's development to be able to add such an experienced and widely respected executive. Justin is an instrumental part of our continued growth. This message will self-destruct in five seconds.... Pfffffttttt..."

Added Fontaine: "There are two things that made my decision to come to Hollywood Records very easy: music and people. And, oh yeah, the money."