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Capitol Music Group Promotes Jeremy Vuernick to President of A&R

The CMG veteran reports directly to label chief Michelle Jubelirer.

Capitol Music Group (CMG) A&R stalwart Jeremy Vuernick is upped to president of A&R, the latest senior promotion made by newly-crowned CMG chair and CEO Michelle Jubelirer.

Based out of the company’s iconic Capitol Records Tower in Los Angeles, Vuernick will lead CMG’s A&R team, sign and develop artists for the music company, and oversee recording projects for new and established artists across the business’s portfolio of labels.

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Vuernick reports directly to Jubelirer as a key member of an executive team that sets the label’s creative direction.

Vuernick joined the company just shy of 10 years ago, initially with the label group’s Astralwerks back in 2013. He would go on to serve in senior roles at that label and at the group’s flagship Capitol Records, before rising to executive vp of A&R for CMG in 2019.

Prior to that, Vuernick was a senior executive at the New York-based independent dance-music specialist Ultra Music, where he held A&R, marketing and sales positions.

“During the years that I’ve worked with Jeremy at CMG,” explains Jubelirer, “he has always impressed me with his creative vision and tremendous passion for great artistry and music.”

Vuernick “possesses the rare ability to work with artists, producers and songwriters across nearly every genre of music, and has earned enormous respect from the broad creative community.”

Among those artists Vuernick has worked with is Halsey who, after he signed her, emerged as a global multi-platinum star. Halsey heads into the 2022 Grammy Awards with a nomination in the category of best alternative music album, for If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power.

Vuernick also signed deals with EDM standout Marshmello, A&R’d Paul McCartney’s Grammy-nominated McCartney III Imagined, and worked closely with numerous artists across CMG’s labels, including Katy Perry, Alesso and many more.

CMG is now settling into the Jubelirer era.

Last December, the celebrated executive — a regular Billboard Power List entrantsucceeded Jeff Vaughn as chair/CEO of CMG to become the first woman to head the company in its 80-year history.

Then, in January, nine-year CMG veteran Arjun Pulijal was named president of CMG, overseeing all areas of CMG’s artist development, including creative, marketing and operations.

CMG, a division of Universal Music Group, is comprised of Capitol Records, Virgin Records, Motown Records, Blue Note Records, Astralwerks, Harvest Records and Capitol Christian Music Group. The company also operates Capitol Studios and the independent distribution and label services arm, Caroline.