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Virgin Records Hires RCA Veteran David Wolter as Executive VP
Capitol Music Group's Virgin Records has hired veteran A&R man David Wolter as its new executive vice president. In his new role, Wolter will oversee artist signing and development and manage recording projects for both new and established artists. He is based in Hollywood in CMG's Capitol Tower.
CMG president Ashley Newton announced the hire on Monday, adding that Wolter's "track record speaks to his impeccable taste and skills as an A&R executive. We've had a longstanding and close working relationship in the past, and I couldn’t be happier that he is taking on such an important role at Virgin Records as we reimagine the label."
Wolter spent the last nine years at RCA Records, most recently as senior vp of A&R. In that role, he helped develop numerous artists including Walk The Moon, Elle King and Bleachers. Most of Wolter's pre-RCA career was actually spent at Virgin, where he worked with Gorillaz, Katy Perry and others as vp of A&R. Before Virgin, he held roles at Mercury and Hollywood.
"When Ashley Newton first brought me to Virgin almost 20 years ago, the label was creatively left of center and far ahead of the curve," Wolter said in a statement. "Steve Barnett [CEO, CMG] and Ashley articulate a similarly exciting vision for where they want Virgin to be headed, and I thank them for this great opportunity to be playing a key position in helping that vision become reality."