Highly respected music executive Greg Marella has been promoted to President of Promotion and Executive Vice President of Capitol Music Group (CMG), it was announced today by the company’s Chairman & CEO, Jeff Vaughn, to whom Marella reports.
In his elevated position, Marella will continue to oversee the planning and execution of promotion strategies for the company’s portfolio of labels.
In his broader CMG EVP role, he will help strategize and navigate CMG’s future course as a key member of Vaughn’s executive management team.
Marella is based in Hollywood within the iconic Capitol Tower.
Marella has built and led a promotion team that has garnered more than 40 No.1 singles across all genres in the last two years, alone.
Recent No.1s include hits by Halsey, Lewis Capaldi, Lil Baby, Katy Perry, Sam Smith, Niall Horan, Migos, Marshmello, Queen Naija and Maggie Rogers, to name only several, as well as the latest No.1 smash, Lemonade, from Internet Money.
Marella joined CMG in 2016 from Kemosabe Records, where he was that company’s Executive Vice President of Promotion for three years.
Prior to that role, he spent 16 years with Interscope -Geffen-A&M and MCA Records in senior Promotion positions.
He began his career at Priority Records in 1995 as West Coast Regional Director of Promotion.
Some of the artists Marella had been associated with during his 25-year career prior to joining CMG include Imagine Dragons, Maroon 5, Lady Gaga, Juicy J, Mary J. Blige, K-CI & JoJo and Blink 182.
“Greg’s elevation to President of Promotion reflects the impressive track record of breaking hit records he and his team have built over the past several years.”
Vaughn said: “Greg’s elevation to President of Promotion reflects the impressive track record of breaking hit records he and his team have built over the past several years.
“Greg has a keen understanding of how promotion strategy fits into the larger picture of artist development, and he will play a key role in shaping our company’s future as a member of our executive management team.
“I know everyone at the Tower joins me in congratulating Greg on this well-deserved promotion.”
“I’m incredibly proud to be leading a promotion team that is so passionate and committed to advocating for our artists and music that are the heart and soul of CMG.”
Marella added: “I’m incredibly proud to be leading a promotion team that is so passionate and committed to advocating for our artists and music that are the heart and soul of CMG.
“The company is in great hands with Jeff and Michelle [Jubelirer, CMG President & COO] at the helm, and I’m excited and committed to helping our company reach new heights as a member of the executive management team.”Music Business Worldwide