Michelle Jubelirer promoted to President and CEO of Capitol Music Group | Labels

Michelle jubelirer was promoted to President and CEO of Capitol Music Group (CMG). She reports to UMG CEO Sir Lucian Grainge.

Jubelirer joined the company in 2013 as Executive Vice President, shortly after its acquisition by UMG within EMI Recorded Music. She has been COO since 2015 and was further promoted to President in 2020.

Jubelirer is responsible for the overall management and creative direction of the company, which includes Capitol Records, Blue Note Records, Astralwerks, Harvest Records, Capitol Christian Music Group and Virgin Music label and artist services.

Based in Hollywood, within the company’s iconic Capitol Tower, she “will continue to pursue and nurture partnerships with artists and executive entrepreneurs to expand and strengthen CMG’s ties within the creative community,” according to the announcement.

Jubelirer succeeds Jeff vaughn, who is leaving CMG to pursue new opportunities.

With Jubelirer’s rise to the top of CMG, she becomes the first female executive to lead the company in its 80-year history.

Mr. Lucian Grainge said, “Michelle is a very experienced and inspiring executive who has been integral to the success of Capitol Music Group since we relaunched the company almost ten years ago. She is a strong advocate for artists, a savvy negotiator, and a practical builder of partnerships within industry and creative communities.

“I have no doubts that Michelle will strengthen CMG’s 80-year legacy and lead the company to new levels of success and influence, and I congratulate her on this well-deserved promotion to President and CEO.

Grainge added, “I also want to thank Jeff Vaughn for his many contributions to Capitol and I wish him nothing but the best in his new endeavors.”

Jubelirer said: “I am grateful to Sir Lucian and all UMG members who continue to support me and the amazing team of creative and hardworking professionals at CMG. Lucian fosters a corporate culture in which music and art are always the priority, and I will continue to devote myself to this philosophy by championing our artists and helping them achieve their dreams.

“I also undertake to continue the establishment diversity and inclusion as our standard, while nurturing our executive talents and helping them become the next generation of industry leaders. It is an exciting time for music and I am delighted and honored to lead such a vibrant Capitol band, while honoring their historic legacy.

Jubelirer was most recently the President and Chief Operating Officer of CMG. She has been directly involved in many of the company’s most prestigious and competitive signings and associations, including Halsey, Beck, Maggie Rogers and Toosii, as well as legendary icons Neil Diamond, Barry Gibb and Paul McCartney.

Prior to joining CMG, Jubelirer was a partner at the entertainment industry law firm King, Holmes, Paterno & Berliner. Among the diverse roster of clients that Jubelirer represented at the firm were Avicii, The Gossip, Grimes, Kesha, MIA, Damian Marley, Stephen Marley, Nas, Frank Ocean, Odd Future, Pharrell, Slipknot, Swedish House Mafia and Yeah Yeah Yeahs, along with many other musicians, fashion designers, and visual artists.

Jubelirer began her career as a M&A lawyer at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett in New York in 1999 before joining Sony Music in 2003. Jubelirer moved to Los Angeles and King, Holmes, Paterno and Berliner in 2005.

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