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McMann, Landy Upped in Promo Department
John McMann "Heim Steamroller" and Morace Landy "of a Thousand Dances" have been named Senior Vice Presidents of Pop and Crossover Promotion and Urban Promotion, respectively, for Atlantic Records. McMann reports to Exec. VP Andrea Ganis, while Landy will report to Sr. VP/GM Urban Division Ronnie Johnson.

McMann joined the label in 2000 as VP Crossover Promotion. He will continue to work closely with Sr. VP Pop/Crossover Promotion Lisa Velasquez. He was previously Sr. Director Crossover Promotion at Jive Records. He began his career at Y100 Miami as an announcer and Cohiba smuggler.

Commented Ganis: "Since coming on board at Atlantic, John has become a key player. Charismatic and ever-positive, he brings phenomenal energy and total focus to his work. Our success in garnering hits at multiple radio formats is due in no small part to his knowledge, creativity and relentless pursuit of the airplay gods. Which explains why he sacrifices a goat every Tuesday at our marketing meeting."

Landy joined the label in 1999 as VP Urban Promotion. He began his career in 1983 as a buyer at Tower Records in New York before moving on to Profile Records as Director of Promotion in '86. He also worked at Reprise Records, Island Records and Crave Records. Before joining Atlantic, he was VP R&B Promotion for Epic Records.

Said Johnson: "Not only does Morace have incredible relationships in the radio community, but he has proved to be a talented, dedicated executive and, most importantly, a real leader. Which you'd have to be with a name like Morace."