Capitol Music Group has named Gordan Dillard as its new executive vp of A&R and artist development, the label announced today (Sept. 20).
In his new role, the esteemed music industry executive will draw upon his broad experience to sign and develop artists for the company, as well as oversee recording projects for new and established artists spanning the CMG’s portfolio of labels. Dillard will report to Michelle Jubelirer, CMG chair and CEO, and will work closely with her as a key member of her senior executive team to set the creative direction of the company.
“Gordan is an artist-first executive with impeccable taste, and I’m thrilled that he’s joined Capitol Music Group in such an important role,” Jubelirer said. “He’s a real team player and an ideal fit for my senior management team, and I know that everyone at our company joins me in welcoming Gordan to CMG.”
Dillard began his career at Motown Records in 2009, working in the A&R department for two years before joining BET and leading his own management company The Untitled Group. In 2018, following 13 platinum certifications and three Grammy nominations under Untitled, Dillard made the move to Los Angeles where he began working for management powerhouse SALXCO. As he assumes his new role at CMG, Dillard will continue to manage Doja Cat at SALXCO, guiding her to new and monumental career achievements.
“SALXCO is about building a culture of young entrepreneurs to watch them grow into some of the industry’s most powerful players. I am so proud of Gordan and all his success,” said Wassim “SAL” Slaiby, founder/CEO of SALXCO | XO.
“I’m excited to join Capitol Music Group to help drive the discovery and development of artists that will lead the future of music,” said Dillard. “I’d like to thank Michelle for the opportunity and for believing in my vision for this position. I’d like to also thank Sal for his mentorship and support as we continue to reach new levels with our clients. I really look forward to seeing the impact this opportunity will have on the culture and the generations to come.”
Dillard is based in Hollywood at the Capitol Tower but will maintain a strong presence in New York.