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Ron Spaulding Out at Capitol

The svp of sales exits after a year-and-a-half on the job.

Eighteen months after being named senior vice president of sales at Capitol Music Group, Ron Spaulding has exited the label’s iconic Hollywood tower.
A statement released on Aug. 18 named Vince Szydlowski senior vice president of Label Sales for Capitol Music Group, reporting to executive vice president Greg Thompson.


Szydlowski arrives from Universal Music Group Distribution (UMGD), where he was vice president of National Sales for seven years. There, he handled such accounts and partners as Apple, Google, Amazon, YouTube, Rhapsody, Microsoft and Starbucks.
Spaulding, the former president of Fontana, Universal Music Group Distribution’s independent distribution arm, was brought in to oversee CMG’s field marketing staff in the execution of strategic retail campaigns, among other sales duties.
He had previously served as executive vice president and general manager of Asylum and EastWest Records, and senior vice president of sales at WEA, Warner Music Group’s distribution arm. Spaulding joined Fontana, which was purchased by INgrooves in 2012, as executive vice president and general manager in 2007.