Capitol Music Group

  1. Capitol Music Group and Producer Rodney Jerkins Enter Label Partnership

    July 21, 2014 2:13 PM EDT Grammy winner's Evolve Music Group roster includes Diana Ross’ son Evan Ross. Capitol Music Group (CMG) and Grammy Award-winning songwriter/producer Rodney Jerkins have signed a multi-year, worldwide agreement on behalf of the latter’s Evolve ...

  2. Capitol Music's Brand Partnership Director on How Marketing and Music Are Changing

    April 08, 2014 12:41 PM EDT Who  Zoë Sonquist King New gig Director, brand partnerships, Capitol Music Group Old gig Account manager, Cimarron Group Age 31 Describe your role at Capitol. Our team does anything from product placement to music videos. We work with others insid ...

  3. Neil Diamond Signs With Capitol Records (Exclusive)

    January 20, 2014 2:01 PM EST Billboard has learned Capitol Music Group will announce it has signed legendary singer/songwriter Neil Diamond to its Capitol Records label. The deal will mark the first time Diamond’s entire catalog has been under one label. The new deal is Diamo ...

  4. Digital Music Sales Decrease For First Time in 2013

    January 03, 2014 9:21 AM EST .301 k 1.134 k 75 For the first time since the iTunes store opened its doors, the U.S. music industry finished the year with a decrease in digital music sales. Nielsen SoundScan Mid-Year Report: Digital Album and Single Sales Slow Justin Timberlake&# ...

  5. Lady Gaga, Manager Troy Carter Split

    November 04, 2013 8:25 PM EST Lady Gaga and her longtime manager Troy Carter are no longer working together, multiple sources tell The Hollywood Reporter and Billboard. The news comes some 24 hours after the pop star openly wept through a performance of new song "Dope& ...

  6. Q4 Label Special: Capitol's Steve Barnett, Greg Thompson Reflect on First Year Under Universal, Returning to 'the Tower'

    October 29, 2013 2:47 PM EDT TOP RELEASES, YTD "NOW That’s What I Call Music Vol. 45" 475,000 copies, 0 TEA "NOW That’s What I Call Music Vol. 42" 254,000 copies, 163,000 TEA 2013 Grammy Nominees 335,000 copies BIG Q4 RELEASES Katy Perry, "Prism&quo ...

  7. Astralwerks Signs Deadmau5 Through mau5trap Imprint

    October 14, 2013 4:20 PM EDT Iconic American electronic music label Astralwerks announced this morning that it has inked a deal with headline-grabbing, Grammy-nominated DJ and producer Deadmau5 (aka Joel Zimmerman) through the artist's own mau5trap imprint. Previously ...

  8. Priority Records Relaunches Through Capitol, Insurgency; Michael Cohen Named President (Exclusive)

    July 22, 2013 8:00 AM EDT Capitol Music Group and Insurgency Music have formed a joint venture to re-launch iconic imprint Priority Records. A pioneering independent force in rap music during its initial heyday whose roster included such West Coast hip-hop legends as ...

  9. Brian Wilson Announces He's at Work on 11th Solo Record, Jeff Beck to Feature

    June 06, 2013 10:05 AM EDT Brian Wilson is back in the studio. Capitol Music Group announced in a release today that the legendary songwriter is at work on his 11th solo record at Ocean Way Studios in Los Angeles and will go out on a short tour with his former bandmates ...

  10. Kirdis Postelle Named SVP of Marketing at Capitol Music Group

    May 22, 2013 4:53 PM EDT Kirdis Postelle, the former general manager and 17 year veteran of Dr. Dre's label Aftermath Entertainment, has been named Capitol Music Group's new SVP of marketing, it was announced today. “Kirdis is an extremely talented and well-ro ...

  11. Capitol Music Raises Dennis Reese to Head of Promotion

    February 28, 2013 12:59 PM EST Capitol Music Group announced yet another executive hire today, elevating Dennis Reese from SVP of promotion to head of promotion. “Dennis is a passionate music executive who possesses an unmatched knowledge of the ever-changing landscape of radio ...

  12. Piero Giramonti Named GM of Harvest Records

    February 25, 2013 11:48 AM EST Piero Giramonti joins the growing list of recent executive appointees at Capitol Music Group and its subsidiaries; the music industry veteran has been named general manager of the long-standing Harvest Records. Harvest's extensive catalog of ...

  13. Mike Harris, Veteran EMI Exec, Named EVP and General Manager of Caroline

    February 21, 2013 11:51 AM EST Mike Harris, an executive with and within EMI, most recently CFO at Blue Note, has been named executive vice president and general manager of Capitol Music Group's independent services division Caroline. Harris will be working closely with Ca ...

  14. It's Official: Ron Fair Named Chief Creative Officer / EVP of Virgin Records

    January 23, 2013 4:44 PM EST As expected, Ron Fair has been named Chief Creative Officer / Executive Vice President of Virgin Records, it was announced today by Capitol Music Group chairman/CEO Steve Barnett. According to a statement, Fair is "charged with rebuilding Vir ...

  15. Greg Thompson Appointed EVP of Capitol Music Group

    January 22, 2013 6:00 PM EST Greg Thompson has been promoted to Executive Vice President of Capitol Music Group, chairman/CEO Steve Barnett announced today. According to a statement, Thompson will serve as a senior member of Barnett's executive team, overseeing Sales, Pr ...

  16. Joel Klaiman Officially Named Columbia Records' EVP/GM

    December 12, 2012 9:28 AM EST It's official: Joel Klaiman is now the executive vice president and general manager of Columbia Records, according to an announcement made by label CEO and chairman Rob Stringer. Klaiman, who was formerly EVP at Universal Republic, will overs ...

  17. UMG's Morris Renews Contract, Hires Flom

    October 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Group chairman/CEO Doug Morris has signed a new long-term deal to lead the world's largest record label. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. "I'm enjoying what I'm doing enormously right now. I want to take th ...

  18. Pandiscia Upped At EMI

    May 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Dominic Pandiscia, formerly senior VP of sales at the Capitol Music Group, has been named the senior VP/GM of EMI Global Music Services with the EMI Commercial Development Group. In his new role, Pandiscia will assume sales and profitability respo ...

  19. Piibe Joins EMI Digital As Senior Legal VP

    November 28, 2007 12:00 AM EST Mark Piibe has been named senior VP of business affairs for EMI Music North America's digital unit. He starts Dec. 1 and will report to Lauren Berkowitz, senior VP of the company. He is based in New York. Most recently, Piibe was senior VP an ...

  20. Victoria's Secret To Offer Spice Girls Exclusive

    October 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Capitol Music Group has partnered with lingerie retailer Victoria's Secret for the exclusive release of the upcoming Spice Girls greatest hits album. The release will be available for purchase only in Victoria's Secret retail stores and ...

  21. Capitol Names Senior Digital VP

    July 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Syd Schwartz has been named senior VP of digital strategy at Capitol Music Group. He will be based in New York and report to COO Jeff Kempler and president Lee Trink. In his new role, Schwartz will be responsible for identifying and managing emerg ...

  22. There.com, Capitol Enter Virtual Pact

    June 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT There.com, an online virtual world aimed at teens and 20-somethings, has partnered with Capitol Music Group to host a series of "live" appearances in the world where users can interact with their favorite music artists, including the Bea ...