Angelica Cob-Baehler Promoted to Head The Firm's Music Group
Angelica Cob-Baehler has been promoted to head of The Firm's music operations.
The move comes in the wake of Jeremy Summers' exiting the company for Fox, where he joins the studio as EVP of music -- a move that was announced Thursday (June 23). In addition to acting as the music management and production company's general manager, he served as president of the company's record label, Prospect Park Records.
The Firm CEO Jeff Kwatinetz sent out the following message to staff: "As you know Jeremy Summers is moving to Fox Television to head the studio's music team as Executive Vice President of Music in what is a truly extraordinary opportunity. I'll be sad to see him go because I truly value his skills and contributions as well as his true friendship; but with our trajectory in TV and music I know we will undoubtedly get to collaborate with him often in his new role. Jeremy stood by me as we built the Firm's current success, and I am happy to see my friend segue into his dream job and wish him nothing but the success I expect him to achieve.
"With Jeremy's departure, Angelica Cob-Baehler will transition into the role heading the music group," the message continued. "Geli has been with me for years and is a true leader and a wonderful partner."
Cob-Baehler has acted as an artist manager at The Firm for the past three years, working with Kwatinetz's longtime client and business partner Ice Cube, as well as his son and Straight Outta Compton star O'Shea Jackson Jr. and singer Laleh. She is credited as one of the people who helped discover and develop Katy Perry and over her two-decade career has worked with artists including Stone Temple Pilots, John Mayer, System of a Down, The Offspring, 30 Seconds to Mars, Death Grips and many more.
She began her career as an intern at Elektra Records and after her graduation from UCLA was hired as an assistant at Atlantic in 1993. She rose through the ranks and moved to Columbia Records in 2001, where she was appointed VP the following year. There, she first met Perry, who was signed to the label and recorded a still-unreleased album. When Cob moved to EMI Music in 2005 -- hired as SVP of publicity by then-CEO Jason Flom, with whom she'd worked at Atlantic -- she began an ultimately successful campaign to bring Perry to the label and played a large role in the A&R and creative direction of her 2008 breakthough album, One of the Boys, as well as the follow-up, Teenage Dream. She was SVP of media and creative services at the company at the time of her departure in 2011, after which she took an EVP marketing job at Epic. After less than a year, she left the Sony Music label to join Prospect Park, which ostensibly morphed into The Firm in August 2015.