Three members of the Quality Control team have been promoted to senior executive posts. Simone Mitchell is the newly appointed president of Quality Control Music, joined by executive vp Tamika Howard and vp artist relations Amber Mitchell.
Commenting exclusively to Billboard, Quality Control CEO Pierre “P” Thomas and COO Kevin “Coach K” Lee addressed the trio’s contributions to the ongoing success of the Atlanta-based company, home to Lil Baby, Migos, Lil Yachty and City Girls.
“These women are the backbone of this QC family,” notes Lee, “and have had their hand in building some of the best musical careers in rap. Their promotions and elevated positions have been well-earned.”
Adds Thomas, “These powerful Black women are the executives that run much of the show with us. Watching them grow through the ranks and impact our artists the way they have is something I’m so thankful and proud to witness.”
Simone Mitchell started out part-time during Quality Control’s early stages in 2014, handling administrative duties while working with the label’s breakthrough act Migos. Since contributing to the career advancement of additional roster members including City Girls and Layton Greene over the ensuing years, Simone has also begun co-managing recent signing Lakeyah under the QC banner, alongside the rapper-songwriter’s manager Chad Roper.
Thanking Lee, Thomas and Motown chairman/CEO Ethiopia Habtemariam for their mentorship, Simone tells Billboard, “I’m looking forward to the new challenges that come with this promotion as Quality Control builds out its film and sports divisions as well as other ventures. I’m so glad to be given this opportunity.”
In her new role as executive vp, Howard will supervise the business operations for all of Quality Control’s multiple endeavors. She will also double as construction liaison for a large new development that the company will announce in 2022. Howard first joined Quality Control in 2013, working alongside Lee and Thomas in building the careers of Lil Baby, Migos and Lil Yachty.
Since joining Quality Control in 2017, Amber Mitchell has assisted in launching projects by the City Girls and Layton Greene, among others. Amber’s purview as vp artist relations will include overseeing tours, press/promo junkets, awards shows and other career aspects for the label’s roster. In addition, she will take on the dual role of executive assistant to Lee.
“These promotions not only give us the space to learn more and grow but will hopefully open more doors to advancement for women working in the male-dominated music industry,” says Simone. “We’re looking forward to being leaders and mentoring other young women working in music.”