Jon Cauwood, marketing director at Sony Music Commercial Group, is stepping down after 26 years at the major.
The Sony division’s No.1 act Ward Thomas are the current Music Week cover stars. Sony CG won the Catalogue Marketing Campaign at last year’s Music Week Awards for the reissue of George Michael’s Listen Without Prejudice Vol.1.
Cauwood, who exits on March 29, will be pursuing freelance and consultancy options.
At Sony CG, he oversees the marketing team that covers marketing of frontline and catalogue releases. The division’s label partners on audio and visual catalogue include Music For Nations, Legacy, Sony Nashville, RCA and Columbia.
He recently worked alongside marketing head Joanna Kalli on Hugh Cornwell’s solo project on the Silvertone imprint.
Cauwood has been in senior Sony marketing roles since 2012. He joined the major as sales manager in 1992, following several years in music retail at Virgin Megastore.