Ashley Newton named CMG President

Murray Stassen

Former Columbia Records president Ashley Newton has been appointed Capitol Music Group president, as well as also becoming executive vice president of creative/special projects at Universal.

Newton will work with UMG chairman and CEO Lucian Grainge and his executive team on a variety of creative endeavors, including music, film and television projects. Newton will be based in Hollywood at CMG's Capitol Tower.

Prior to joining CMG and UMG, Newton was the president of Columbia Records, a position he held since January, ...

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