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 progressive rock includes Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon, Electric Light Orchestra's eponymous debut and English punk band Wire's highly regarded Pink Flag.
“First and foremost, I would like to thank Steve Barnett and Michelle Jubelirer for this appointment, as their belief in the importance of a new life for Harvest is making the relaunch of this storied label a reality," said Giramonti in a release. "Harvest has always been known as the home of progressive, culturally-provocative, left-of-center, and ahead-of-the-curve artists, and that is the tradition we will continue as our artists and staff collectively write the next chapter in the label's history. It feels great to be back in the Capitol Tower where I started my career in the American music business."
Capitol described Giramonti's duties as "bringing an independent-label approach to the company; signing a select group of innovative artists and helping them achieve success, while empowering them with the freedom to pursue their artistic visions." Giramonti and Harvest will be partnering with Caroline -- which recently brought in Dominic Pandiscia to lead its efforts -- for commercial support, radio promo and licensing.