Spendlove, who joined Paramount in 2006 as executive vice president of music and creative affairs, replaces Burt Berman, who stepped down to head up the newly-formed Village Roadshow Music Group.
'Randy's impressive track record and out-of-the-box thinking when it comes to melding music with theatrical storytelling is impeccable,' said Paramount's president of production Brad Weston, to whom Spendlove will report. 'I'm excited to have him expand his role and continue creating great music for Paramount's slate.'
Since joining Paramount, Spendlove has overseen such soundtracks as Dreamgirls, Freedom Writers, and Shooter. Prior to joining Paramount, he served as president of motion picture music for Miramax. Before that he spent eight years at A&M Records, working closely with such artists as Sting, Janet Jackson, and Soundgarden.
During his seven year tenure at Paramount, Berman's project highlights included the soundtrack to Babel, two compilation albums and one score album for Cameron Crowe's Elizabethtown, among others.
'Burt is the master of theatrical music supervision,' Weston said. 'He is a respected industry icon whose taste and ear for music is unmatched. I wish him the very best on his next journey.'