SALXCO artist manager and music industry executive Gordan Dillard has been named Executive Vice President of A&R & Artist Development for Capitol Music Group (CMG).
The news was announced Tuesday (September 20) by CMG Chair & CEO Michelle Jubelirer, to whom Dillard reports.
In his new position, CMG says that Dillard will sign and develop artists for the company, as well as oversee recording projects for new and established artists spanning the CMG’s portfolio of labels.
CMG also says that he will work closely with Jubelirer as a key member of her senior executive team to set the creative direction of the company.
Dillard is based in Hollywood within the company’s Capitol Tower, and will also maintain a strong presence in New York.
Dillard began his career at Motown Records in 2009.
There, he worked in the A&R department under Bruce Carbone and Sylvia Rhone for two years, then joining BET while simultaneously heading his own management company, The Untitled Group.
Dillard scored a hit with artist Bryson Tiller, when the artist’s Exchange hit No.8 on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip Hop chart in 2016 and garnered a Grammy nomination.
In 2018, following 13 platinum certifications and three Grammy nominations under Untitled, Dillard made the move to Los Angeles and started working for management firm SALXCO.
As he assumes his new role at CMG, Dillard will continue to manage Doja Cat at SALXCO.
“Gordan is an artist-first executive with impeccable taste, and I’m thrilled that he’s joined Capitol Music Group in such an important role.”
Jubelirer said: “Gordan is an artist-first executive with impeccable taste, and I’m thrilled that he’s joined Capitol Music Group in such an important role. He’s a real team player and an ideal fit for my senior management team, and I know that everyone at our company joins me in welcoming Gordan to CMG.”
“SALXCO is about building a culture of young entrepreneurs to watch them grow into some of the industry’s most powerful players.”
Wassim ‘SAL’ Slaiby
Wassim ‘SAL’ Slaiby, Founder/CEO SALXCO | XO, said: “SALXCO is about building a culture of young entrepreneurs to watch them grow into some of the industry’s most powerful players. I am so proud of Gordan and all his success.”
“I’m excited to join Capitol Music Group to help drive the discovery and development of artists that will lead the future of music.”
Dillard added: “I’m excited to join Capitol Music Group to help drive the discovery and development of artists that will lead the future of music. I’d like to thank Michelle for the opportunity and for believing in my vision for this position.
“I’d like to also thank Sal for his mentorship and support as we continue to reach new levels with our clients. I really look forward to seeing the impact this opportunity will have on the culture and the generations to come.”
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