Michele Anthony has added the new title of COO, Sony Music Label Group U.S., to her existing role as executive VP of Sony BMG Music Entertainment.

Michele Anthony has added the new title of COO, Sony Music Label Group U.S., to her existing role as executive VP of Sony BMG Music Entertainment.

The move comes one day after Sony Music Label Group president Don Ienner added CEO stripes.

At Sony Music Label Group, Anthony will report to Ienner. The two will oversee the management and operation of the group, which includes Columbia Records Group, Epic Records and Sony Music Nashville.

In her Sony BMG role, Anthony reports to company CEO Andrew Lack. In that capacity, she will oversee government relations and will serve as the company's liaison on legislative and legal issues.

Anthony has served as executive VP of Sony Music since 1994. She joined the company in 1990 as senior VP of domestic operations, where she established and managed the company's regional A&R offices, in addition to overseeing special projects and new business development.

Prior to joining Sony, Anthony was a partner in the entertainment law firm of Manatt, Phelps, Rothenberg & Phillips.

The promotions of Anthony and Ienner appear to solidify, at least for now, two distinct A&R fiefdoms within the new Sony BMG Music Entertainment: a Sony label camp run by Ienner, and a BMG label run by Clive Davis.

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