Dave Lombardi leaving Capitol Music Group this month


Capitol Music Group will say goodbye to VP of Promotion at Caroline, Dave Lombardi, on March 31.

Lombardi has worked at Capitol for more than 11 years.

He was drafted into Universal Music Group as part of the $1.9bn acquisition of EMI in 2012.

Lombardi joined EMI-owned Capitol in 2004 as Head of Promotion for Astralwerks/EMI before transitioning to Head of Promotion for Caroline, then National Promotion Director for EMI Special Ops.

While at the company, he worked with artists including Slash, M83, The Kooks, Morning Parade and Chemical Brothers.

He was named Senior Director of Alternative and Rock Promotion for Arista Records in 2004, working records for Outkast, among others.

Universal promoted him to VP of Promotion for Caroline in August 2013.

Lombardi is the latest high-profile exec to leave Capitol Music Group following some global restructuring across UMG over the past year.

MBW understands that 35 execs were laid off from CMG at the end of 2015.
In an email to colleagues, New York-based Lombardi explained that he had chosen not to relocate to Los Angeles with Caroline.

In December, Harvest bosses Piero Giramonti and Jacqueline Saturn became co-GMs of Caroline in the US Рthe Independent Services division of Capitol Music Group.

Their appointment came four months after reports emerged that Caroline President Dominic Pandiscia was to leave the UMG-owned organisation.

Capitol has enjoyed revitalized success in the US market under former Columbia chief Steve Barnett, releasing records from the likes of Sam Smith, 5 Seconds Of Summer and Halsey.Music Business Worldwide

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