Michelle Jubelirer Promoted to Chief Operating Officer of Capitol

Michelle Jubelirer
Courtesy of Universal Music Group

Michelle Jubelirer

Capitol Music Group's chief creative dealmaker and second-in-command has been promoted, the label group announced today. The elevation comes a little over two years since Jubelirer joined Capitol as an executive vice president.

Jubelirer will continue to work with CMG's labels -- Capitol, Virgin, Motown, Blue Note, Harvest, I.R.S. Nashville and Astralwerks, as well as label services comapny Caroline -- as well as act as liaison to CMG parent, Universal Music Group. She was named to the most recent Billboard Power 100 (alongside Capitol evp Greg Thompson) and Women In Music lists of the industry's most influential executives.

"Michelle has played a major role in our revitalization and success, and her promotion to COO is well-deserved and reflects her stature in the company. I congratulate her and look forward to working with her for many years to come," Group CEO Steve Barnett said in a statement.

"I'm excited to be working with him and his talented executive team - Greg Thompson, Scott Greer and Geoff Harris – as we lead our dynamic staff to achieve great results for our artists and their music," Jubelirer said. "My thanks, as well, to Lucian Grainge, Boyd Muir, Michelle Anthony and everyone at UMG who enable us to set the bar high in every aspect of our business."

Jubelirer's promotion is a continuation of the Capitol revitalization begun three years ago with the appointment of Barnett, which began almost immediately after UMG's acquisition of the Group in the wake of its EMI purchase. CMG now represents 7.1 percent of the U.S. market (albums plus track-equivalents).