Some great news from us today, as Michelle Jubelirer becomes the first woman to lead Capitol Music Group within its history. They recently promoted Michelle to chair and CEO of Capitol Music Group (CMG).
Jubelirer has been with the company since 2013, shortly after it was acquired by UMG (Universal Music Group), starting as executive vice president. The news comes as Jeff Vaughn, former CEO, is leaving CMG ‘to pursue new opportunities’. It’s great news for women in music! She will make history as the first female executive to head the company since it began 80 years ago.
Michelle Jubelirer is now responsible for creative direction of the company and management overall. She has been promoter from president and COO of CMG and has been involved in some of CMG’s highest profile signings, including Neil Diamond, Paul McCartney, Maggie Rogers, Halsey and Beck.
Jubelirer said, “I am grateful to Sir Lucian and everyone within UMG who continue to support me and the incredible team of creative and hard-working professionals at CMG.
Lucian fosters a company culture in which music and artistry are always the priority, and I will continue to dedicate myself to that ethos by advocating for our artists and helping them to achieve their dreams. I am also committed to further establishing diversity and inclusion as our norm, while nurturing our executive talent and helping them develop into the next generation of industry leaders.
This is such an exciting time in music and I’m thrilled and humbled to be leading such a dynamic Capitol Music Group, while at the same time honouring its historic legacy.”
Before working at CMG, Michelle Jubelirer was a partner at music business law firm King, Holmes, Paterno & Berliner. Whilst there, she represented clients such as the late Avicii, Kesha, M.I.A, Frank Ocean, Slipknot and Pharrell.
Hopefully, this is the start of things to come. With many music industry businesses becoming aware of their own gender bias, we shall see the rise of powerful women at the top.