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Capitol Music SVP Global Creative Amber Grimes Is Leaving Company

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Amber Grimes

Amber Grimes is exiting her post as senior vp of global creative at Capitol Music Group, sources with knowledge of the situation tell Billboard. Grimes, who joined the label group in 2018, was responsible for formulating and executing CMG's global streaming strategy, as well as overseeing all CMG's creative departments.

There's no word yet as to where Grimes may be headed. Prior to joining CMG, she was senior manager of urban independent at Spotify where she acted as the liaison between Spotify and the independent hip-hop community. Grimes declined to comment. A CMG spokesperson told Billboard, "We don't comment on any personnel matters."

A respected veteran of the ever-evolving streaming music space, Grimes has appeared on Billboard's R&B/Hip-Hop Power and Women in Music executive features, as well as on the 2019 New Power Generation list that featured 25 top innovators changing the way the music business runs. She's also been a frequent speaker at music industry conferences, including Billboard's Live Music Summit, ASCAP's I Create Music Expo and the annual Music Biz Conference, and was part of Universal Music Group's Social Justice Task Force.

No reason was given for her departure.