Vincent hums along with Disney


Steven Vincent has been named VP music and soundtracks for Disney Channel, which is riding a wave of recent musical hits.

In his new role, Vincent will supervise music for original programming on Disney Channel and ABC Family. He'll work with music supervisors and producers on original and licensed music, as well as outreach with artists involved with Disney Publishing, Walt Disney Records, Hollywood Records and Radio Disney.

Based in Burbank, Vincent reports to Susette Hsuing, senior VP production for Disney ABC Cable Networks Group.

"This is a well-deserved promotion for Steven, who impresses us every day with his dedication and insight into storytelling through music," Hsuing said.

A 15-year Disney veteran, Vincent was director of production and executive in charge of music for the Disney Channel. In that post he oversaw the Walt Disney Records soundtracks to "High School Musical 2," "Jump In" and "The Cheetah Girls 2."

Disney Channel has scored huge hits in the past two years with the soundtracks to "High School Musical" and its sequel and two "Hannah Montana" albums.

Ann Donahue is a correspondent for Billboard.