Greg Thompson promoted to Capitol Music Group EVP

Tina Hart
Capitol Music Group

Greg Thompson has been promoted to executive vice president of the Capitol Music Group.

Billboard reports that Thompson will oversee Sales, Promotion, Marketing, Publicity, Creative Services & Video Production, Digital Planning & Production, Strategic Research and Insight.

He is also tasked with nurturing brand partnerships through the company’s in-house agency.

Company chairman/CEO Steve Barnett said of the appointment: "I was highly aware of Greg's accomplishments and stellar reputation within the industry before I came to Capitol, knowing he was instrumental in the success of Katy Perry, Lady Antebellum, Coldplay and David Guetta, among others.

“I realised very quickly that Greg would be a key member of my senior team as we build the new Capitol Music Group, and I couldn't be happier and more grateful that he and his family have made the big move to the west coast. Our artists and the entire Capitol team are fortunate to have Greg as a leader in our company, and I congratulate him on this well-deserved promotion.

Previously Thompson served as EVP of Marketing and Promotion for EMI Music North America.

CMG now encompasses elements of Universal’s acquisition of EMI’s recorded music division. Prior to that he held senior roles at Island/Def Jam, Elektra, SBK Records and Chrysalis Records.


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