Source: official website
Music enthusiasts of the ’90s know the name Capitol Records as the first major west coast record label to compete with major labels on the east coast such as Decca, RCA, and Columbia Records.
The American record label owned by the Universal Music Group through its Capitol Music imprints is behind the success of Award-winning artists such as The Beatles, Tina Turner, Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Judy Garland, Peggy Lee, Garth Brooks, the Beach Boys, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Migos, Queen Naija, Eagles, Sam Smith, Emeli Sandé, and Katy Perry, to name a few.
This year, the company is announcing the appointment of new executives as they continue to take confident strides towards success as a music powerhouse.
They were founded in 1942 by entrepreneur and songwriter Johnny Mercer, businessman Buddy DeSylva, and songwriter and producer Glenn E. Wallichs. As the first noteworthy west coast–based record label in the United States, Capitol Records was expected to succeed in its pioneer position. The company was formerly called Capitol Records Inc. until 2007 when it was legally changed to Capitol Records LLC.
Last year, chairman/CEO of the Capitol Music Group, Steve Barnett, announced his retirement, effective Dec. 31, 2020, handing over the reins of leadership to Jeff Vaughn, president of Capitol Records and current Capitol Music Group COO Michele Jubelirer.
An acknowledged veteran in the music business with five decades of experience, Mr. Barnett spent eight years at the helm of the Capitol Music Group, rebuilding the label into one of music’s most extraordinary haven for artists and employees. He joined the company in 2012, gingerly navigating the Universal Music Group-owned company towards success.
Taking over the reins of leadership as the chairman/CEO of the company, Jeff Vaughn previously worked with the company as VP, A&R at Artist Partner Group/Artist Publishing Group, under the vast umbrella of Atlantic Records. In his previous position at APG, Vaughn worked with Kehlani, Kevin Gates, Never Broke Again, to name a few.
Also, Michele Jubelirer will take on leadership as the President/COO of the company. Michele has been at the company since 2012 when Barnett convinced her to switch her executive VP position as partner at King, Holmes, Paterno. Her excellence led to a promotion as the COO of the company in 2015, taking control of operations for the entire record label.
In his new position as chairman/CEO, Jeff Vaughn announced the promotion of Greg Marella to the position of president of promotion and executive vice president. Before his new role, Greg was the executive VP of promotion for three years after joining the company in 2016 from Kemosabe Records.
In his new position as president of promotion, Greg Marella will continue to oversee the planning and execution of promotion strategies for the company’s extensive portfolio of labels, helping to strategize and navigate CMG’s future course as a core member of Vaughn’s new executive management team.
Learn more about Capitol Records, its executives and artists, and the latest updates via its official website.