| 02 Oct 2023
Michelle Jubelirer takes over the role of COO in Capitol Music Group

MUMBAI: Record label company Capitol Music Group (CMG) announced the promotion of Michelle Jubelirer as chief operating officer. She will continue to report to CMG chairman and CEO Steve Barnett, and will be based in Hollywood.

In her new role, Jubelirer will focus on the company’s business strategy and development. She will also enjoy a role as a senior liaison at CMG’s parent company, Universal Music Group (UMG). She will work closely with Barnett and other members of his executive team and will be seen managing day-to-day operations of the company and its portfolio of labels including Capitol, Virgin, Motown, Blue Note, Harvest, I.R.S. Nashville, Astralwerks and Caroline.

Jubelirer commented, “I am truly thankful to Steve for his ongoing support and encouragement, and for entrusting me with these expanded responsibilities. His incredible drive, vision and business acumen continue to inspire me every day. I am excited to be working with him and his talented executive team - Greg Thompson, Scott Greer and Geoff Harris – as we lead our dynamic staff to achieve great results for our artists and their music. My thanks, as well, to Lucian Grainge, Boyd Muir, Michelle Anthony and everyone at UMG who enable us to set the bar high in every aspect of our business.”

According to Barnett, “Michelle has been an enormous asset to our company, our artists and staff since joining us at the very beginning of our rebirth more than two years ago.  Her background as an advocate for the artist community is essential to our forward-thinking approach to A&R and for attracting both established and developing talent to the label.”

He also added, “Furthermore, she helps ensure that our agreements are artist-friendly, smart and fair for all. Michelle has played a major role in our revitalization and success, and her promotion to COO is well-deserved and reflects her stature in the company. I congratulate her and look forward to working with her for many years to come.”

She joined CMG as EVP in January 2013 and has played an integral role in signing and associating with artistes/bands like Beck, Arcade Fire, Banks, Neil Diamond, My Morning Jacket, Catfish & The Bottlemen and Hey Violet among others.

Previously, Jubelirer was a partner for five years at King, Holmes, Paterno & Berliner, one of the entertainment industry’s most highly regarded law firms. Her areas of expertise include recording agreements, sponsorships, endorsements, appearances, performances, merchandise agreements, publishing agreements and television and movie contracts.