Dan McCarroll, the recently installed President of Capitol & Virgin, announced a key hiring in the company's talent team on Monday. Michael Howe will join the EMI-owned label as Vice President A&R, based out of its west coast headquarters in the Capitol Tower.

Howe previously held the same title at Downtown Records, where he was one of five label founders and worked with Gnarls Barkley, Santigold, Scissor Sisters and Mos Def.

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