Jay Boberg, who has spent the last seven years in the driver's seat of MCA Records, has resigned his presidency. The change went into effect yesterday, when Boberg told his staff (via email) that he was leaving the label, effective immediately. He also thanked UMG chief Doug Morris for being "a tremendous mentor" and continued on to say, "few of my peers at major labels have enjoyed a tenure as long as mine at MCA. Arriving from IRS Records, I came in with a reputation as a maverick, as a champion of groundbreaking artistry and a person with a true love of music. As I walk out of here today, all those attributes remain intact."
HITS reports that MCA SVP Promotion Craig Lambert will serve as the interim label head. A new president of MCA will be named in the next few months.