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Jenifer Mallory Promoted to President of Columbia Records

The exec, previously executive vp/general manager at the label, moves up to a new position.

Jenifer Mallory has been promoted to president of Columbia Records, the company announced today (Jan. 31). Mallory, who has been executive vp/general manager of the label since 2018, will continue to report to chairman/CEO Ron Perry.

Mallory has been at Columbia Records and Sony Music since 2006, when she joined and rose through a series of marketing roles over the years. She became senior vp of international at Sony in 2015, leading global campaigns for Sony artists at RCA, Columbia and Epic, before rising to executive vp of international three years later, then joining Perry as part of Columbia’s leadership team.

In her new role, she will continue to have oversight of marketing, publicity, digital, brand partnerships, licensing and video departments at Columbia, the company said.

“I’ve had the privilege of spending much of my career at Columbia Records and am proud of what we have achieved over the past few years,” Mallory said in a statement. “I’m thankful to our incredible staff and most importantly our inspiring artists. I’m forever grateful to Ron Perry and [Sony Music chairman] Rob Stringer for entrusting me with this role and their mentorship. I will continue championing our artists and honor Columbia’s legacy.”


This past year, Perry and Mallory oversaw a huge year for Columbia artists like Harry Styles, Beyoncé and Adele, all of whom are up for album of the year at this coming weekend’s Grammy Awards, as well as with a series of younger artists and burgeoning stars like Rosalia, The Kid LAROI and Lil Nas X.

“Jen’s steadfast championing of artists, extraordinary leadership abilities, and unwavering dedication to Columbia Records makes her truly Presidential,” Perry said in a statement.